myricitrin

noun
my·​ric·​i·​trin | \ mə̇ˈrisə‧trə̇n \
plural -s

Definition of myricitrin

: a crystalline glycoside C21H20O12 obtained especially from the bark of the box myrtle and yielding myricetin and rhamnose on hydrolysis

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History and Etymology for myricitrin

International Scientific Vocabulary myric- (from New Latin Myrica) + -itrin (as in quercitrin)

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“Myricitrin.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/myricitrin. Accessed 23 January 2020.

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