arbutin

noun
ar·​bu·​tin | \ är-ˈbyüt-ᵊn How to pronounce arbutin (audio) , ˈär-byət-ən How to pronounce arbutin (audio) \

Medical Definition of arbutin

: a crystalline glucoside C12H16O7 found in the leaves of various plants (as the bearberry) of the heath family (Ericaceae) and sometimes used as a urinary antiseptic

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“Arbutin.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/arbutin. Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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