from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The phloroglucin ester of paraoxyhydratropic acid, found in the leaves of apple trees.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A bitter white crystalline substance obtained by the decomposition of phlorizin, and formerly used to some extent as a substitute for quinine.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A crystalline substance, C15H14O5, made by hydrolyzing phlorizin with dilute acids. It melts at 253–255° C., and is changed into phloretic acid and phloroglucinol by boiling with caustic potash. It is a febrifuge.


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