phlorizin

[ flawr-uh-zin, flor-, fluh-rahy-zin ]
/ ˈflɔr ə zɪn, ˈflɒr-, fləˈraɪ zɪn /

noun Chemistry.

a bitter, crystalline glucoside, C21H24O10, obtained from the root bark of the apple, pear, cherry, etc.: formerly used as a tonic and in the treatment of malaria; now used chiefly in biochemical research.

Nearby words

  1. phloem necrosis,
  2. phloem ray,
  3. phlogistic,
  4. phlogiston,
  5. phlogopite,
  6. phloroglucinol,
  7. phlox,
  8. phlox family,
  9. phls,
  10. phlyctena

Also phlo·rid·zin [fluh-rid-zin] /fləˈrɪd zɪn/, phlo·rhi·zin, phlor·rhi·zin.

Origin of phlorizin

1830–40; < Greek phló(os) bark (variant of phloiós) + rhíz(a) root1 + -in2

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