Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

quercetin

play
noun quer·ce·tin \ˈkwər-sə-tən\

Definition of quercetin

  1. :  a yellow crystalline pigment C15H10O7 occurring usually in the form of glycosides in various plants



Origin of quercetin

International Scientific Vocabulary, from Latin quercetum oak forest, from quercus oak — more at fir


First Known Use: 1857


Medical Dictionary

quercetin

play
noun quer·ce·tin \ˈkwər-sət-ən\

Medical Definition of quercetin

  1. :  a yellow crystalline pigment C15H10O7 occurring usually in the form of glycosides in various plants




Learn More about quercetin

  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "quercetin"


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up quercetin? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

February 10, 2016

to put in good humor

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image1037863653

Which of the following refers to thin, bending ice, or to the act of running over such ice?

kittly-benders duvet spindrift pince-nez
Name That Thing

10 quick questions: hear them, spell them, and see how your skills compare to the crowd.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ