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[loo-tee-uh-lin] /ˈlu ti ə lɪn/
noun, Chemistry
a yellow coloring substance, C 15 H 10 O 6 , obtained from the weed Reseda luteola: used in dyeing silk and, formerly, in medicine.
Origin of luteolin
1835-45; < New Latin (Reseda) luteol(a), special use of feminine of Latin lūteolus yellowish (diminutive of lūteus yellow; see luteous) + -in2 Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for luteolin


a yellow crystalline compound found, in the form of its glycoside, in many plants. Formula: C15H10O6
Word Origin
C19: via French from New Latin reseda lūteola, dyer's rocket, from which this substance is obtained; lūteola from Latin lūteus yellow
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