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Definition of xanthone

What is the definition of "xanthone"?
  • xanthonenoun
  • 1. An aromatic ketone, 9-oxo-xanthene, that is used as an insecticide.


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  • "Another, performed in China, found the xanthone garcinone E to show significant anticancer effects in terms of liver, lung, and gastric cancer cells."

    "For instance, one study performed in Japan showed that the xanthone alpha-mangostin had apparent properties that suppressed the development of tumors."

    "In vitro inhibition of multiple cytochrome P450 isoforms by xanthone derivatives from mangosteen extract, Drug Metabolism "

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