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Meaning of XANTHIC

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Xan"thic\, a. [Gr. xanqo`s yellow: cf. F. xanthique.]
1. Tending toward a yellow color, or to one of those colors,
   green being excepted, in which yellow is a constituent, as
   scarlet, orange, etc.

2. (Chem.)
   (a) Possessing, imparting, or producing a yellow color;
       as, xanthic acid.
   (b) Of or pertaining to xanthic acid, or its compounds;
       xanthogenic.
   (c) Of or pertaining to xanthin.

{Xanthic acid} (Chem.), a heavy, astringent, colorless oil,
   {C2H5O.CS.SH}, having a pungent odor. It is produced by
   leading carbon disulphide into a hot alcoholic solution of
   potassium hydroxide. So called from the yellow color of
   many of its salts. Called also {xanthogenic acid}.

{Xanthic colors} (Bot.), those colors (of flowers) having
   some tinge of yellow; -- opposed to {cyanic colors}. See
   under {Cyanic}.

 

 

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