Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A yellow powdered crystalline compound, C15H10O7, occurring as a glycoside in the rind and bark of numerous plants or synthesized and thought to have antihistaminic, anti-inflammatory, and antitumor properties.

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  • noun biochemistry A flavonol found in citrus fruit

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin quercētum, oak forest (from quercus, oak; see perkwu- in Indo-European roots) + –in.]

Examples

  • I have heard that stinging nettles with quercetin is good for allergies and for joint pain.

    RX drugs

  • Apples and pears are high in a flavonoid called quercetin.

    White fruits and vegetables may lower stroke risk

  • An Institute of Food Research team focused on one of the compounds, quercetin, which is found in tea, onions, apples and red wine.

    Onion Is Good For Heart

  • These are rich sources of a flavonoid called quercetin.

    You: On a Diet

  • In the fruit kingdom, apples totally deserve their reputation as doctor-repellants: they're loaded with fiber, minerals (like bone-building boron) and phytochemicals (like quercetin, which is known to be a powerful anti-inflammatory and to have anti-cancer properties).

    The Healthiest Foods On Earth

  • These are rich sources of a flavonoid called quercetin.

    You: On a Diet

  • In the fruit kingdom, apples totally deserve their reputation as doctor-repellants: they're loaded with fiber, minerals (like bone-building boron) and phytochemicals (like quercetin, which is known to be a powerful anti-inflammatory and to have anti-cancer properties).

    The Healthiest Foods On Earth

  • These are rich sources of a flavonoid called quercetin.

    You: On a Diet

  • In this group of phenolics, a large family of chemicals that include the flavonoids, is a natural antioxidant called quercetin that protects apples against disease.

    The Fiber35 Diet

  • In this group of phenolics, a large family of chemicals that include the flavonoids, is a natural antioxidant called quercetin that protects apples against disease.

    The Fiber35 Diet

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