Definition of taxifolin
: a crystalline pentahydroxy flavanone C15H7O2(OH)5 that occurs naturally especially in the heartwood of Douglas fir, may be prepared from quercetin by reduction with sodium hydrosulfite, and yields quercetin on oxidation; dihydro-quercetin
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Origin and Etymology of taxifolin
New Latin taxifolia (specific epithet of Pseudotsuga taxifolia, from tax- + -folia, from Latin folium leaf) + English -in
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