catechin

[ kat-i-chin, -kin ]
/ ˈkæt ɪ tʃɪn, -kɪn /
|

noun

a water-soluble, astringent yellow compound, C15H14O6, found in gambier, used chiefly in tanning and dyeing.

Nearby words

  1. catcon,
  2. cate,
  3. cateau, le,
  4. catechesis,
  5. catechetical,
  6. catechise,
  7. catechism,
  8. catechist,
  9. catechize,
  10. catechol

Origin of catechin

First recorded in 1850–55; catech(u) + -in2

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for catechin


British Dictionary definitions for catechin

catechin

/ (ˈkætəkɪn) /

noun

a soluble yellow solid substance found in catechu and mahogany wood and used in tanning and dyeing. Formula: C 15 H 14 O 6

Word Origin for catechin

C19: from catechu + -in

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012