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.

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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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