Definition of "xanthone" [xanthone]

  • An aromatic ketone, 9-oxo-xanthene, that is used as an insecticide. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "xanthone" in a sentence
  • "Another, performed in China, found the xanthone garcinone E to show significant anticancer effects in terms of liver, lung, and gastric cancer cells."
  • "For instance, one study performed in Japan showed that the xanthone alpha-mangostin had apparent properties that suppressed the development of tumors."
  • "In vitro inhibition of multiple cytochrome P450 isoforms by xanthone derivatives from mangosteen extract, Drug Metabolism "