Definition of cryptoxanthin in English:

cryptoxanthin

noun

Chemistry
  • A yellow carotenoid pigment which is a metabolic precursor of vitamin A and is commonly found in plants and in other sources such as egg yolk.

Origin

1930s; earliest use found in Chemical Abstracts. From crypto- + xanthin, after German Kryptoxanthin.

Pronunciation

cryptoxanthin

/krɪptə(ʊ)ˈzanθɪn/