quercetin

noun

quer·​ce·​tin ˈkwər-sə-tən How to pronounce quercetin (audio)
: a yellow crystalline pigment C15H10O7 occurring usually in the form of glycosides in various plants

Examples of quercetin in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web By using natural ingredients such as quercetin and bromelain, these chews work to soothe inflammation and reduce your pup's temptation to scratch. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 29 July 2023 This led the team to theorize that RWH may occur after quercetin found in wine leads to a build-up of acetaldehyde. Maggie O'Neill, Verywell Health, 4 Dec. 2023 When consumed, quercetin impedes how the body metabolizes alcohol, which can start to buildup of the toxin acetaldehyde. Danielle Sinay, Glamour, 30 Nov. 2023 But when alcohol is added to the mix, quercetin can cause headaches, Waterhouse said. María Luisa Paúl, Washington Post, 23 Nov. 2023 Should quercetin prove the culprit of red-wine headaches, Waterhouse said that this could help vintners to one day measure and label their wines, conveying quercetin levels to buyers. Stephanie Breijo, Los Angeles Times, 22 Nov. 2023 This supplement contains a blend of natural ingredients like omega-3 fatty acids, MSM, and quercetin that work together to support a healthy coat while relieving itching caused by dry skin or allergies. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 29 July 2023 But researchers do know one factor that influences how much quercetin is found in red wine. Maggie O'Neill, Verywell Health, 4 Dec. 2023 Levels of quercetin can differ depending on how the wine is made, including skin contact during fermentation, the fining processes, and even aging. Laura Baisas, Popular Science, 23 Nov. 2023 See More

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Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary, from Latin quercetum oak forest, from quercus oak — more at fir

First Known Use

1856, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of quercetin was in 1856

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Cite this Entry

“Quercetin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quercetin. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

quercetin

noun
quer·​ce·​tin ˈkwər-sət-ən How to pronounce quercetin (audio)
: a yellow crystalline pigment C15H10O7 occurring usually in the form of glycosides in various plants
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