catechin

noun cat·e·chin \ ˈka-tə-ˌkin \

Definition of catechin

:a crystalline flavonoid compound C15H14O6 or its derivatives having antioxidant properties and used in dyeing and tanning

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Origin and Etymology of catechin

International Scientific Vocabulary catechu + 1-in


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catechin

noun cat·e·chin \ ˈkat-ə-ˌkin \

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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