quercetin

noun quer·ce·tin \ ˈkwər-sə-tən \

Definition of quercetin

: a yellow crystalline pigment C15H10O7 occurring usually in the form of glycosides in various plants

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Origin and Etymology of quercetin

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


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quercetin

noun quer·ce·tin \ ˈkwər-sət-ən \

medical Definition of quercetin

: a yellow crystalline pigment C15H10O7 occurring usually in the form of glycosides in various plants

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