Definition of catechin
: a crystalline flavonoid compound C15H14O6 or its derivatives having antioxidant properties and used in dyeing and tanning
Origin and Etymology of catechin
International Scientific Vocabulary catechu + 1-in
First Known Use: 1853See Words from the same year
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