Definition of rhodoxanthin in English:

rhodoxanthin

(also rhodoxanthine)

noun

Chemistry
  • A red carotenoid pigment occurring in the arils of the yew tree, Taxus baccata, and in other plants, and used in food, pharmaceuticals, and cosmetics as a colouring.

Origin

Mid 19th century (in an earlier sense). From rhodo- + xanthin. In sense 1 after German Rhodoxanthin.

Pronunciation

rhodoxanthin

/rəʊdə(ʊ)ˈzanθɪn/