Definition of zooxanthin in English:

zooxanthin

noun

  • A yellow carotenoid pigment found in the plumage of certain birds.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Henry Watts (1815–1884), chemist. From zoo- + ancient Greek ξανθός yellow + -in, after French zooxanthine.

Pronunciation

zooxanthin

/ˌzuːə(ʊ)ˈzanθɪn//ˌzəʊə(ʊ)ˈzanθɪn/