- a crystallizable, bioflavinoid glycoside, C28H34O15, occurring in most citrus fruits, especially in the spongy envelope of oranges and lemons.
Origin of hesperidin
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The bitter taste so evident in the lemon is due to limonin and hesperidin, which occur most abundantly in the rind.
It differs from hesperidin in dissolving in potash without alteration.
- a glycoside extracted from orange peel or other citrus fruits and used to treat capillary fragility
C19: from New Latin hesperidium + -in
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