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- n. The major flavonoid glycoside in grapefruit, giving the fruit its bitter taste, which is metabolized to the flavanone naringenin in humans.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A lemon-colored levorotatory glucoside, C21H26O11.4H2O, contained in the flowers of Citrus decumena, from Java. It crystallizes in small monoclinic prisms and when anhydrous melts at 171° C. Also called aurantiin and hesperidin.
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