Catechin definition

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A crystalline flavonoid substance, C15 H14 O6 , derived from catechu and used in tanning and dyeing.
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A yellow, powdery, acid compound, C15H14O6, used in tanning, textile printing, etc.
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A flavonoid, C15 H14 O6 , originally derived from catechu, found in various foods such as green tea, cacao, and many fruits, and used in tanning and dyeing.
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Any of various isomers or derivatives of this compound.
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(organic chemistry) Catechol.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
catechin
Plural:
catechins

Origin of catechin

  • catech(u) –in

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition