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hesperidin

[he-sper-i-din] /hɛˈspɛr ɪ dɪn/
noun, Biochemistry
1.
a crystallizable, bioflavinoid glycoside, C 28 H 34 O 15 , occurring in most citrus fruits, especially in the spongy envelope of oranges and lemons.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; < Neo-Latin; see Hesperides, -in2
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  • hesperidin is the predominant flavonoid in lemons and sweet oranges.
  • hesperidin was the only flavonoid detected in mandarin.
British Dictionary definitions for hesperidin

hesperidin

/hɛˈspɛrɪdɪn/
noun
1.
a glycoside extracted from orange peel or other citrus fruits and used to treat capillary fragility
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin hesperidium + -in
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