Xanthidium means: A genus of minute unicellular algae of the desmids. These algae have a rounded shape and are armed with glochidiate or branched aculei. Several species occur in ditches, and others are found fossil in flint or hornstone.
Xanthin means: A crystalline nitrogenous body closely related to both uric acid and hypoxanthin, present in muscle tissue, and occasionally found in the urine and in some urinary calculi. It is also present in guano. So called from the yellow color of certain of its salts (nitrates).
Xanthin means: A yellow insoluble coloring matter extracted from yellow flowers; specifically, the coloring matter of madder.
Xanthin means: One of the gaseous or volatile decomposition products of the xanthates, and probably identical with carbon disulphide.
Xanthinine means: A complex nitrogenous substance related to urea and uric acid, produced as a white powder; -- so called because it forms yellow salts, and because its solution forms a blue fluorescence like quinine.
Xanthium means: A genus of composite plants in which the scales of the involucre are united so as to form a kind of bur; cocklebur; clotbur.
Xantho- means: A combining form from Gr. xanqo`s yellow; as in xanthocobaltic salts. Used also adjectively in chemistry.
Xanthocarpous means: Having yellow fruit.
Xanthochroi means: A division of the Caucasian races, comprising the lighter-colored members.
Xanthochroic means: Having a yellowish or fair complexion; of or pertaining to the Xanthochroi.
Zymometer means: Alt. of Zymosimeter
Zymome means: A glutinous substance, insoluble in alcohol, resembling legumin; -- now called vegetable fibrin, vegetable albumin, or gluten casein.
Zymology means: A treatise on the fermentation of liquors, or the doctrine of fermentation.
Zymologist means: One who is skilled in zymology, or in the fermentation of liquors.
Zymological means: Of or pertaining to zymology.
Zymologic means: Alt. of Zymological
Zymogenic means: Capable of producing a definite zymogen or ferment.
Zymogenic means: Pertaining to, or formed by, a zymogene.
Zymogene means: One of a physiological group of globular bacteria which produces fermentations of diverse nature; -- distinguished from pathogene.
Zymogen means: A mother substance, or antecedent, of an enzyme or chemical ferment; -- applied to such substances as, not being themselves actual ferments, may by internal changes give rise to a ferment.
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