a yellow, powdery, acid compound, CHO, used in tanning, textile printing, etc.
Origin of catechinfrom catech(u) + -in
- A flavonoid, C15H14O6, originally derived from catechu, found in various foods such as green tea, cacao, and many fruits, and used in tanning and dyeing.
- Any of various isomers or derivatives of this compound. Also called In both senses also called catechol .
Origin of catechincatech(u) -in
- (organic chemistry) catechol