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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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This suggests that drinking more than five cups of green tea a day (or taking the equivalent in catechin capsules) might have more risks than benefits.
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The antioxidant capacity was also investigated and a linear correlation has been noticed between the antioxidant capacity and the catechin amount in A.
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Phyto-available extracts company Plandai Biotechnology (OTCQB:PLPL ) disclosed on Thursday that it plans to start a human clinical trials to determine the effectiveness of using Phytofare catechin complex in regulating insulin levels in Type II Diabetes patients in Mauritius in partnership with North West University in South Africa.
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Catechin considered to be the phenolic precursor of condensed tannins.
Biopharmaceutical producer Plandai Biotechnology (OTC PINK:PLPL) reported on Tuesday that it has received an initial order for 500,000 capsules of its Pheroid entrapped Phytofare catechin complex under the trade named 'ph2' from Coyne Healthcare located in South Africa.
We previously observed that the expression of MnSOD was reduced in the aorta of 12 mo mice chronically treated with the antioxidant catechin (CAT) [10], but the mechanisms responsible for adaptive regulation to the redox environment are poorly understood.