a yellow, powdery, acid compound, CHO, used in tanning, textile printing, etc.
Origin of catechin; from catech(u) + -in
A crystalline flavonoid substance, C15H14O6, derived from catechu and used in tanning and dyeing. Also called catechol.
Origin of catechincatech(u) + –in.
- (organic chemistry) catechol