prunitrin

noun
pru·​ni·​trin | \ ˈprünə‧trə̇n \
plural -s

Definition of prunitrin

: a crystalline glucoside C22H24O11 found in the bitter cherry of western and in the chokecherry of eastern North America that on hydrolysis yields glucose and prunetin

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History and Etymology for prunitrin

International Scientific Vocabulary pruni (from New Latin prunus, genus name of prunus emarginata) + -trin (as in dextrin)

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“Prunitrin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prunitrin. Accessed 17 Apr. 2021.

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