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
Rhymes with catechin
bathtub gin, bobby pin, born-again, candlepin, come again, cotter pin, cotton gin, deadly sin, figure in, firing pin, Ho Chi Minh, listen in, listener-in, Lohengrin, loony bin, lying-in, mandolin, maximin, Mickey Finn, mortal sin, motor inn, ob-gyn, onionskin, palanquin, paper-thin, pelvic fin, rejoice in, rolling pin, rooming-in, safety pin, set foot in, thick and thin, Tianjin, underpin, underspin, Vietminh, violin, whipper-in
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