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
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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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