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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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