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Definition of "quercetin" []

  • A yellow powdered crystalline compound, C15H10O7, synthesized or occurring as a glycoside in the rind and bark of numerous plants, and used medicinally to treat abnormal capillary fragility. (noun)
  • A yellow crystalline pigment found naturally in the rind and bark of many plants. It is used in medicine to treat fragile capillaries. Formula: C15H10O7; melting pt: 316–7°C (noun)

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Use "quercetin" in a sentence
  • "I have heard that stinging nettles with quercetin is good for allergies and for joint pain."
  • "Apples and pears are high in a flavonoid called quercetin."
  • "In the fruit kingdom, apples totally deserve their reputation as doctor-repellants: they're loaded with fiber, minerals (like bone-building boron) and phytochemicals (like quercetin, which is known to be a powerful anti-inflammatory and to have anti-cancer properties)."