- 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
Also called meletin.
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Apples contain an anti-inflammatory flavonoid called quercetin, while red wine contains the flavonoid catechin.10 Power Food Combos
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It contains two coloring principles, quercetrin and quercetin.Principles and Practice of Fur Dressing and Fur Dyeing
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A very minute proportion of quercetin, a principle yielded by quercitron bark, has been obtained from catechu.
- 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
C19: from Latin quercētum an oak forest (from quercus an oak) + -in
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- 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
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