rutin

noun
ru·​tin | \ ˈrü-tᵊn How to pronounce rutin (audio) \

Definition of rutin

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

First Known Use of rutin

1845, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for rutin

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

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“Rutin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rutin. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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rutin

noun
ru·​tin | \ ˈrüt-ᵊn How to pronounce rutin (audio) \

Medical Definition of rutin

: 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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