Definition of myxoxanthophyll in English:

myxoxanthophyll

noun

Biochemistry
  • Any of a group of related carotenoid pigments present (usually as rhamnosides) in the photosynthetic apparatus of cyanobacteria (blue-green algae); a mixture of such pigments.

Origin

1930s. From myxo- + xanthophyll, after myxoxanthin.

Pronunciation

myxoxanthophyll

/ˌmɪksəʊˈzanθə(ʊ)fɪl/