Definition of "xanthones" []

  • A crystalline compound, C13H8O2, that provides the basis for several natural pigments (noun)
  • Plural form of xanthone. (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "xanthones" in a sentence
  • "Now there's a new classification of antioxidants called xanthones, first discovered in the mangosteen fruit, which are poised to be one of the biggest discoveries of modern science in terms of health benefits."
  • "Another great good of this fruit is a molecule quick called xanthones, sometimes only 200"
  • "It is believed that the reasons for many of the mangosteen benefits are due to the "xanthones" found in the juice."