rutin

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noun ru·tin \ˈrü-tən\

Definition of rutin

  1. :  a yellow crystalline flavonol glycoside C27H30O16 that occurs in various plants (as buckwheat and tobacco) and is used in medicine chiefly for strengthening capillary walls

Origin and Etymology of rutin

German, from New Latin Ruta, genus that includes rue + German -in 1-in


First Known Use: 1857


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rutin

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noun ru·tin \ˈrüt-ən\

Medical Definition of rutin

  1. :  a yellow crystalline flavonol glycoside C27H30O16 that occurs in various plants (as rue, tobacco, and buckwheat), that yields quercetin and rutinose on hydrolysis, and that is used chiefly for strengthening capillary blood vessels (as in cases of hypertension and radiation injury)


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