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catechin

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noun cat·e·chin \ˈka-tə-ˌkin\

Definition of catechin

  1. :  a crystalline flavonoid compound C15H14O6 or its derivatives having antioxidant properties and used in dyeing and tanning



Origin and Etymology of catechin

International Scientific Vocabulary catechu + 1-in


First Known Use: 1853


Medical Dictionary

catechin

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noun cat·e·chin \ˈkat-ə-ˌkin\

Medical Definition of catechin

  1. :  a crystalline compound C15H14O6 that is related chemically to the flavones, is found in catechu, and is used in dyeing and tanning; also :  a derivative of this compound




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