quercetin

noun
quer·​ce·​tin | \ ˈkwər-sə-tən How to pronounce quercetin (audio) \

Definition of quercetin

: 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 Other sources of quercetin include citrus fruits, apples, tea and red wine. Darlene Zimmerman, Detroit Free Press, 31 July 2021 Other sources of quercetin include citrus fruits, apples, tea and red wine. Darlene Zimmerman, Detroit Free Press, 31 July 2021 Other sources of quercetin include citrus fruits, apples, tea and red wine. Darlene Zimmerman, Detroit Free Press, 31 July 2021 Other sources of quercetin include citrus fruits, apples, tea and red wine. Darlene Zimmerman, Detroit Free Press, 31 July 2021 Other sources of quercetin include citrus fruits, apples, tea, and red wine. Darlene Zimmerman, Detroit Free Press, 22 Feb. 2020 The study covered four types of flavonols: kaempferol, quercetin, isorhamnetin and myricetin. Nicholas Bakalar, New York Times, 4 Feb. 2020 Tomatoes, kale, apples and tea are loaded with quercetin, but no health benefit was registered for that flavonol. Gary Stix, Scientific American, 30 Jan. 2020 While more research is needed, quercetin may also play a role in cancer prevention by inhibiting the growth of cancer cells. Darlene Zimmerman, Detroit Free Press, 21 Dec. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of quercetin

1856, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for quercetin

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

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“Quercetin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quercetin. Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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quercetin

noun
quer·​ce·​tin | \ ˈkwər-sət-ən How to pronounce quercetin (audio) \

Medical Definition of quercetin

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

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