xanthophyll | ˈzanθə(ʊ)fɪl |
noun [mass noun] Biochemistry
A yellow or brown carotenoid plant pigment which causes the autumn colours of leaves.
mid 19th century: from Greek xanthos ‘yellow’ + phullon ‘leaf’.
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