[ kwur-si-tin ]

  1. a yellow, crystalline, slightly water-soluble powder, C15H10O7, obtained from the bark of the quercitron and other vegetable substances, used as a yellow dye; flavin.

Origin of quercetin

1855–60; <New Latin quercēt(um) an oak grove (Latin querc(us) oak (see quercine) + -ētum suffix of places where a given plant grows) + -in2

Other words from quercetin

  • quer·cet·ic [kwer-set-ik, -see-tik], /kwərˈsɛt ɪk, -ˈsi tɪk/, adjective

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/ (ˈkwɜːsɪtɪn) /

  1. a yellow crystalline pigment found naturally in the rind and bark of many plants. It is used in medicine to treat fragile capillaries. Formula: C 15 H 10 O 7; melting pt: 316–7°C: Also called: flavin

Origin of quercetin

C19: from Latin quercētum an oak forest (from quercus an oak) + -in

Derived forms of quercetin

  • quercetic (kwɜːˈsɛtɪk, -ˈsiː-), adjective

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