Go to 'thermo-' entry Go to 'dino-' entry Go to 'chondro-' entry Go to 'aero-' entry Go to '-logy' entry Go to 'thaumato-' entry Go to 'nano-' entry Go to '-sophy' entry Go to 'bucco-' entry Go to '-ism' entry Go to '-lysis' entry Go to 'galacto-' entry Go to '-anthropy' entry Go to 'pneumo-' entry Go to '-ploitation' entry Go to '-lithic' entry Go to '-sepalous' entry Go to 'onco-' entry Go to '-parous' entry Go to 'dermato-' entry Go to 'multi-' entry Go to 'dodeca-' entry Go to '-zoon' entry Go to 'vermi-' entry Go to 'crystallo-' entry Go to 'biblio-' entry Go to 'eco-' entry Go to 'juxta-' entry Go to 'facio-' entry
Affixes: the building blocks of English
Affixes: the building blocks of English

xantho- Before a vowel xanth-.

Yellow.

[Greek xanthos. yellow.]

A xanthoma is an irregular yellow patch or nodule on the skin, caused by deposition of lipids; xanthene is a yellowish crystalline compound, whose derivatives include brilliant, often fluorescent dyes such as fluorescein; xanthophyll (Greek phullon, leaf) is a yellow or brown carotenoid plant pigment which causes the autumn colours of leaves; organic salts containing the ion ==OCS2 are xanthates, because the first example known produced a yellow precipitate with copper sulphate.

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