noun \ˈka-tə-ˌkin\

Definition of CATECHIN

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

Origin of CATECHIN

International Scientific Vocabulary catechu + 1-in
First Known Use: 1853


noun \ˈkat-ə-ˌkin\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CATECHIN

: 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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