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cat·e·chin

 (kăt′ĭ-kĭn′)
n.
1. 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.
2. Any of various isomers or derivatives of this compound. In both senses also called catechol.

catechin

(ˈkætəkɪn)
n
1. (Biochemistry) a soluble yellow solid substance found in catechu and mahogany wood and used in tanning and dyeing. Formula: C15H14O6
2. (Dyeing) a soluble yellow solid substance found in catechu and mahogany wood and used in tanning and dyeing. Formula: C15H14O6
3. (Tanning) a soluble yellow solid substance found in catechu and mahogany wood and used in tanning and dyeing. Formula: C15H14O6
[C19: from catechu + -in]

cat•e•chin

(ˈkæt ɪ tʃɪn, -kɪn)

n.
a yellow, astringent compound, C15H14O6, used in tanning and dyeing.
[1850–55; catech (u) + -in1]
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Noun1.catechin - a tannic acid that is extracted from black catechu as a white crystalline substance
tannic acid, tannin - any of various complex phenolic substances of plant origin; used in tanning and in medicine
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Dark chocolate: A few squares of dark chocolate with more than 70 percent cocao are an excellent source of antioxidants--among them the chemical epicatechin, which animal studies suggest may enhance memory and spur the growth of blood vessels in the brain.
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Phenolic compounds from medicinal herbs and dietary plants include phenolic acids, flavonoids, tannins, stilbenes, curcuminoids, coumarins, lignans and quinones, as well as rutin and epicatechin.
sinensis might be attributed due to action of its antioxidant compounds like catechins and their derivatives such as epicatechin, epigallocatechin, epicatechin gallate and epigallocatechin gallate (Jang et al.
The phenolic standards used were gallic acid, catechin, epigallocatechin gallate, epicatechin, syringic acid, p-coumaric acid, ferulic acid, salicylic acid, resveratrol and quercetin all obtained from Sigma-Aldrich (St.
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Catechin are monomers of flavonols with a variety of similar compounds comprising catechin, epigallocatechin, epicatechin gallate (EGC) and EGCG; among the compounds, EGCG is the major component of polyphenols in green tea [36,66,67] exerting numerous biological effects that are pertinent to human medicine including an antioxidant attributed with possessing high reductive powers capable of quenching singlet molecular oxygen and peroxyl radicals.
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The healthy element of chocolate is epicatechin, a plant nutrient found in cocoa.
3'-O-methyl epicatechin and 4'-O-methyl epicatechin) in plasma as well as in the brain was detected previously after administration of the same dose of Epi as used in this study [41].