Dictionary.com

quercetin

[ kwur-si-tin ]
/ ˈkwɜr sɪ tɪn /
Save This Word!

noun Chemistry.

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.

QUIZZES

QUIZ YOURSELF ON "EVOKE" VS. "INVOKE"!

Call upon your favorite grammar inspirations to tackle this quiz on the differences and uses of "evoke" and "invoke."
Question 1 of 7
“Evoke” and “invoke” both derive from the same Latin root “vocāre.”

Meet Grammar Coach

Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing

Meet Grammar Coach

Improve Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help
Also called meletin.

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
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

How to use quercetin in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for quercetin

quercetin

quercitin

/ (ˈkwɜːsɪtɪn) /

noun

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°CAlso called: flavin

Derived forms of quercetin

quercetic (kwɜːˈsɛtɪk, -ˈsiː-), adjective

Word Origin for quercetin

C19: from Latin quercētum an oak forest (from quercus an oak) + -in
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for quercetin

quercetin
[ kwûrsĭ-tĭn ]

n.

A yellow powdered crystalline compound produced synthetically or occurring as a glycoside in the rind and bark of numerous plants, used medicinally to treat abnormal capillary fragility.meletin
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
FEEDBACK