Definition of Citrin

1. Noun. A vitamin that maintains the resistance of cell and capillary walls to permeation.

Exact synonyms: Bioflavinoid, Vitamin P
Generic synonyms: Water-soluble Vitamin



Definition of Citrin

1. a citric vitamin [n -S]

Medical Definition of Citrin

1. A mixture of bioflavonoids extracted from plants (especially citrus fruits). It reduces the permeability and fragility of capillaries and is useful in the treatment of certain cases of purpura that are resistant to vitamin C therapy. See: hesperidin, quercetin, rutin. Synonym: capillary permeability factor, citrin, permeability vitamin. (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Citrin

citrated calcium carbimide
citrates
citrating
citration
citrations
citreous
citric
citric acid
citric acid cycle
citric acid urine test
citriculture
citricultures
citriculturist
citriculturists
citridesmolase
citrin (current term)
citrination
citrinations
citrine
citrines
citrinin
citrinins
citrins
citrobacter
citrobacter freundii
citrogenase
citrometer
citrometers
citron
citron tree

Literary usage of Citrin

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Materia Medica and Therapeutics: With Ample Illustrations of Practice in All by Thomas Duché Mitchell (1857)
"A physician in Georgetown, District of Columbia, treated chilblains with a mixture of sugar of lead, citrin ointment, &c. Thus:— R.—Acet. plumb, ..."

2. An Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language: To which is Prefixed, a by John Jamieson (1879)
"con- This appears to denote a stone of a citron, or pale- yellow colour, Fr. citrin, id. It is evident from the biet. Trev. that this name is still given in ..."

3. Bulletin by American Institute of Mining Engineers (1899)
"The Coloring Matter of Amethyst, citrin and ' Burnt' Amethyst." The author concludes that the occurrence of citrin with amethyst may be the result of ..."

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