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phlorizin

noun phlo·ri·zin

Medical Definition of PHLORIZIN

:  a bitter crystalline glucoside C21H24O10 that is extracted from root bark or bark (as of the apple, pear, or cherry), produces glycosuria if injected hypodermically, and is used chiefly in producing experimental diabetes in animals

Variants of PHLORIZIN

phlo·ri·zin or phlo·rhi·zin \ˈflōr-ə-zən, ˈflr-; flə-ˈrīz-ən\ or phlo·rid·zin \ˈflōr-əd-zən, ˈflr-; flə-ˈrid-zən\
April 18, 2015
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to veil, ripple, or meander
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