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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

  Xanthin \Xan"thin\, n. [Gr. xanqo`s yellow.]
     1. same as {xanthine}.
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     2. (Chem.) A yellow insoluble coloring matter extracted from
        yellow flowers; specifically, the coloring matter of

        madder. [Formerly written also {xanthein}.]
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     3. (Chem.) One of the gaseous or volatile decomposition
        products of the xanthates, and probably identical with
        carbon disulphide. [Obs.]
        [1913 Webster] Xanthine

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