quercetin

[kwur-si-tin]
noun Chemistry.
a yellow, crystalline, slightly water-soluble powder, C 1 5 H 1 0 O 7 , obtained from the bark of the quercitron and other vegetable substances, used as a yellow dye; flavin.
Also called meletin.


Origin:
1855–60; < Neo-Latin quercēt(um) an oak grove (Latin querc(us) oak (see quercine) + -ētum suffix of places where a given plant grows) + -in2

quercetic [kwer-set-ik, -see-tik] , adjective
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quercetin or quercitin (ˈkwɜːsɪtɪn)
 
n
Also called: flavin a yellow crystalline pigment found naturally in the rind and bark of many plants. It is used in medicine to treat fragile capillaries. Formula: C15H10O7; melting pt: 316--7°C
 
[C19: from Latin quercētum an oak forest (from quercus an oak) + -in]
 
quercitin or quercitin
 
n
 
[C19: from Latin quercētum an oak forest (from quercus an oak) + -in]
 
quercetic or quercitin
 
adj

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quercetin quer·ce·tin (kwûr'sĭ-tĭn)
n.
A yellow powdered crystalline compound produced synthetically or occurring as a glycoside in the rind and bark of numerous plants, used medicinally to treat abnormal capillary fragility. Also called meletin.

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Capers contain more quercetin per weight than any other plants.
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