Zeaxanthin Definition

zēə-zănthēn, -thĭn
noun
A xanthophyll carotenoid that occurs naturally in some fruits and vegetables, is found in the retina of the eye, and is an isomer of lutein. It is being investigated as a treatment for macular degeneration.
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Noun

Singular:
zeaxanthin
Plural:
zeaxanthins

Origin of Zeaxanthin

  • New Latin Zēa genus name of corn (from which zeaxanthin was first isolated) zein xanth(o)– –in

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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