caf·​fe·​tan·​nin | \ ¦kafə̇¦tanə̇n, -fē- \
variants: or caffetannic acid \ -​anik-​ \
plural -s

Definition of caffetannin

: a crystalline substance obtained from coffee berries and other plant products and consisting chiefly of chlorogenic acid

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First Known Use of caffetannin

1849, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for caffetannin

caffetannin from caffeic + tannin; caffetannic from caffetannin + -ic

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“Caffetannin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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