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  • xanthophyl
  • 1. In botany, the peculiar yellow coloring matter of autumn leaves, due to the decomposition of chlorophyl. Its chemical composition and the processes of its formation are not well known. See chlorophyl, chrysophyl. Also called phylloxanthin.


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