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A glycoside formed from the flavonoid quercetin and the deoxy sugar rhamnose, a constituent of quercitron dye.
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a glucoside extracted from the bark of the oak (Quercus) as a bitter citron-yellow crystalline substance, used as a pigment and called quercitron
Origin: [Cf. F. quercitrin. See Quercitron.]
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Quercitrin is a glycoside formed from the flavonoid quercetin and the deoxy sugar rhamnose. It is a constituent of the dye quercitron. It can be found in Tartary buckwheat and in oaks species like the North American white oak and European red oak. It is also found in Nymphaea odorata.
Austrian chemist Heinrich Hlasiwetz is remembered for his chemical analysis of quercitrin.
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