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Meaning of QUERCITIN

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Quer"ci*tin\, n. (Chem.)
A yellow crystalline substance, occurring quite widely
distributed in the vegetable kingdom, as is apple-tree bark,
horse-chestnut leaves, etc., but originally obtained by the
decomposition of quercitrin. Called also {meletin}.

 

 

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