Nehama (med_cat) wrote in 1word1day,
Nehama
med_cat
1word1day

Friday word: Xanthophyll

xan·tho·phyll

noun \ˈzan(t)-thə-ˌfil\
any of several yellow to orange carotenoid pigments that are oxygen derivatives of carotenes; especially : lutein

Etymology:

French xanthophylle, from xanth- + -phylle -phyll, from Greek xanthos, yellow + phullon, leaf

First Known Use: 1838

The other three pigments in the leaves are chlorophyll (chloros, green), anthocyanin (anthos, flower + kuanos, blue), and carotene



Tags: greek, noun, scientific, wordsmith: med_cat, x
Subscribe

  • Tuesday word: Solace

    Tuesday, Jul. 27, 2021 Solace (noun, verb) sol·ace [sol-is] noun Also called sol·ace·ment. 1. comfort in sorrow, misfortune, or trouble;…

  • Sunday Word: Saltings

    saltings [ sawlt-ings] noun: (British English) areas of low ground regularly inundated with salt water, often taken to include their…

  • Wednesday Word: Frondeur

    Frondeur - noun. Need a word to spice up your stories about anti-authoritarian types? Try frondeur, pronounced fraan· dur instead! Frondeur is a…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Comments allowed for members only

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 0 comments