Dictionary

rutin

rutin

noun ru·tin \ˈrü-tən\

Definition of RUTIN

:  a yellow crystalline flavonol glycoside C27H30O16 that occurs in various plants (as buckwheat and tobacco) and is used in medicine chiefly for strengthening capillary walls

Origin of RUTIN

German, from New Latin Ruta, genus that includes rue + German -in 1-in
First Known Use: 1857

Rhymes with RUTIN

rutin

noun ru·tin \ˈrüt-ən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of RUTIN

:  a yellow crystalline flavonol glycoside C27H30O16 that occurs in various plants (as rue, tobacco, and buckwheat), that yields quercetin and rutinose on hydrolysis, and that is used chiefly for strengthening capillary blood vessels (as in cases of hypertension and radiation injury)

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: RutiodonPrevious Word in the Dictionary: rutileAll Words Near: rutin
February 28, 2015
pontificate Hear it
To speak pompously or dogmatically
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears