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

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

  • The bitter taste so evident in the lemon is due to limonin and hesperidin, which occur most abundantly in the rind.

    Birds and all Nature, Vol. V, No. 1, January 1899


  • It differs from hesperidin in dissolving in potash without alteration.

British Dictionary definitions for hesperidin


  1. a glycoside extracted from orange peel or other citrus fruits and used to treat capillary fragility
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Word Origin for hesperidin

C19: from New Latin hesperidium + -in
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