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Catechin – Full Definition

Catechin - Full Definition

Catechin – Full Definition
Definition of
Catechin
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Catechin – /ˈkatɪtʃɪn/ – noun
: a crystalline compound which is the major constituent of catechu.
: an antioxidant flavonoid, occurring especially in woody plants as both (+)-catechin and (-)-epicatechin (cis) forms.
The name of the catechin chemical family derives from catechu, which is the tannic juice or boiled extract of Mimosa catechu (Acacia catechu L.f).

Synonyms
(+)-Catechin, (+)-Cyanidanol, (+)-Cyanidanol-3, 2H-1-Benzopyran-3,5,7-triol, 2-(3,4-dihydroxyphenyl)-3,4-dihydro-, (2R-cis)-
2H-1-Benzopyran-3,5,7-triol, 2-(3,4-dihydroxyphenyl)-3,4-dihydro-, (2R-trans)-3,3′,4′,5,7-Flavanpentol, Acid, Catechinic
Acid, Catechuic, Catechinic Acid, Catechuic Acid, Catergen, Cianidanol, Cyanidanol 3, Cyanidanol-3, Epicatechin, KB 53, KB-53, KB53, Z 7300, Zyma
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