hesperidin

[he-sper-i-din]
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noun Biochemistry.

a crystallizable, bioflavinoid glycoside, C28H34O15, occurring in most citrus fruits, especially in the spongy envelope of oranges and lemons.

Nearby words

  1. hesper,
  2. hespere,
  3. hesperia,
  4. hesperian,
  5. hesperides,
  6. hesperidium,
  7. hesperinos,
  8. hesperornis,
  9. hesperus,
  10. hess

Origin of hesperidin

From New Latin, dating back to 1830–40; see origin at Hesperides, -in2

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British Dictionary definitions for hesperidin

hesperidin

noun

a glycoside extracted from orange peel or other citrus fruits and used to treat capillary fragility

Word Origin for hesperidin

C19: from New Latin hesperidium + -in

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