- a yellow coloring substance, C15H10O6, obtained from the weed Reseda luteola: used in dyeing silk and, formerly, in medicine.
Origin of luteolin
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- a yellow crystalline compound found, in the form of its glycoside, in many plants. Formula: C 15 H 10 O 6
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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