adjectivetechnical or literary
- The cloth of the flag should be either of xanthic or of greyish blue colour and on top of the flag post, there should either be a spearhead or a Khanda (a straight dagger with convex side edges leading to slanting top edges ending in a vertex).
- The possibility of degenerative xanthic changes in a simple bone cyst was also considered in this case, but it was discounted owing to the clinical and radiological features and relatively abundant amounts of foam cells present.
- Salts and esters of xanthic acid are xanthates.
Early 19th century: from Greek xanthos 'yellow' + -ic.
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