rutin

rutin

[root-n]
noun Pharmacology.
a bright yellow or greenish-yellow substance, C 2 7 H 3 0 O 1 6 , obtained chiefly from buckwheat, and used in the treatment of capillary fragility.

Origin:
< German Rutin (1842) < Neo-Latin Rut(a) rue, a source of the substance (see rutaceous) + German -in -in2

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