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A particular flavonol, 2-(3,4-dihydroxyphenyl)-3,7-dihydroxychromen-4-one, found in several plants
a yellow crystalline substance extracted from fustet, and regarded as its essential coloring principle; -- called also fisetic acid
Origin: [G. fisettholz a species of fustic.]
Fisetin is a flavonol, a structurally distinct chemical substance that belongs to the flavonoid group of polyphenols. It can be found in many plants, where it serves as a colouring agent. Its chemical formula was first described by Austrian chemist Josef Herzig in 1891. Possible anti-aging, anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, and anti-viral properties of fisetin are under active scientific investigation.
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