A carotene found in corn, fruits, seeds, and egg yolk; isomeric with xanthophyll. SYN: zeaxanthol. [Mod. L. Zea, Indian corn, fr. L. zea, grain + G. xanthos, yellow, + -in]

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ze·a·xan·thin .zē-ə-'zan-thən n a yellow crystalline carotenoid alcohol C40H56O2 that is isomeric with lutein and occurs widely with it and that is the chief pigment of yellow Indian corn

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  • Zeaxanthin — IUPAC name 4 [18 (4 hydroxy 2,6,6 trimethyl 1 cyclohexenyl) 3,7,12,16 tetramethyl octadeca 1,3,5,7,9,11,13,15,17 nonaenyl] 3,5,5 trimethy …   Wikipedia

  • Zeaxanthin — ⇒ Xanthophylle …   Deutsch wörterbuch der biologie

  • Zeaxanthin — Strukturformel Allgemeines Name Zeaxanthin Andere Namen …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Zeaxanthin — Ze|a|xan|thin [↑ Zea u. ↑ xanthin], das; s; Syn.: β, β Carotin 3,3′ diol: im Pflanzen u. Tierreich verbreitetes, als Lebensmittelfarbstoff einsetzbares orangegelbes Carotinoid. * * * Zeaxanthin   [zu Zea und griechisch xanthós »gelb«] das, s,… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • zeaxanthin — noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary zea (from New Latin Zea) + xanthin carotenoid pigment, from xanth + 1 in Date: 1929 an isomer of lutein occurring especially in fruits and vegetables (as spinach and corn) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • zeaxanthin — noun A yellow crystalline carotenoid alcohol that occurs widely with lutein, with which it is isomeric, and is the chief pigment of maize. Syn: E161h, food colouring …   Wiktionary

  • Zeaxanthin — Ze|a|xan|thin 〈n.; Gen.: s; Pl.: unz.; Biochemie〉 gelber Farbstoff des Maiskorns [Etym.: <Zea + Xanthin] …   Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

  • Zeaxanthin — Ze|a|xan|thin das; s: im Maiskorn u. anderen Früchten enthaltenes ↑Xanthophyll …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • zeaxanthin — ze·a·xanthin …   English syllables

  • zeaxanthin — noun yellow carotenoid (isomeric with lutein and occurs widely with it) that is the main pigment in yellow Indian corn • Hypernyms: ↑carotenoid …   Useful english dictionary

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