phlorizin

noun
phlo·​ri·​zin
variants: or phlorhizin \ ˈflōr-​ə-​zən How to pronounce phlorhizin (audio) , ˈflȯr-​; flə-​ˈrīz-​ᵊn How to pronounce phlorhizin (audio) \ or phloridzin \ ˈflōr-​əd-​zən How to pronounce phloridzin (audio) , ˈflȯr-​; flə-​ˈrid-​zən How to pronounce phloridzin (audio) \

Medical Definition of phlorizin

: a bitter crystalline glucoside C21H24O10 that is extracted from root bark or bark (as of the apple, pear, or cherry), produces glycosuria if injected hypodermically, and is used chiefly in producing experimental diabetes in animals

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“Phlorizin.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/phlorizin. Accessed 4 Aug. 2020.

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