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catechin

[kat-i-chin, -kin] /ˈkæt ɪ tʃɪn, -kɪn/
noun
1.
a water-soluble, astringent yellow compound, C 15 H 14 O 6 , found in gambier, used chiefly in tanning and dyeing.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; catech(u) + -in2
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catechin

/ˈkætəkɪn/
noun
1.
a soluble yellow solid substance found in catechu and mahogany wood and used in tanning and dyeing. Formula: C15H14O6
Word Origin
C19: from catechu + -in
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