catechin

catechin

[kat-i-chin, -kin]
noun
a water-soluble, astringent yellow compound, C 15 H 14 O 6 , found in gambier, used chiefly in tanning and dyeing.

Origin:
1850–55; catech(u) + -in2

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catechin (ˈkætəkɪn)
 
n
a soluble yellow solid substance found in catechu and mahogany wood and used in tanning and dyeing. Formula: C15H14O6
 
[C19: from catechu + -in]

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