[ loo-tee-uh-lin ]
/ ˈlu ti ə lɪn /

noun Chemistry.

a yellow coloring substance, C15H10O6, obtained from the weed Reseda luteola: used in dyeing silk and, formerly, in medicine.

Origin of luteolin

1835–45; < New Latin (Reseda) luteol(a), special use of feminine of Latin lūteolus yellowish (diminutive of lūteus yellow; see luteous) + -in2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for luteolin


/ (ˈluːtɪəlɪn) /


a yellow crystalline compound found, in the form of its glycoside, in many plants. Formula: C 15 H 10 O 6

Word Origin for luteolin

C19: via French from New Latin reseda lūteola, dyer's rocket, from which this substance is obtained; lūteola from Latin lūteus yellow
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