Definition of Quercetin

1. Noun. (biochemistry) A flavonol found in citrus fruit ¹



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Definition of Quercetin

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Quercetin

1. Mutagenic flavonol pigment found in many plants. Inhibits F0F1 ATPases. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Quercetin

quencheth
quenching
quenchingly
quenchless
quencht
quenda
quenelle
quenelles
quenepa
quenepas
quenouille training
quenselite
quenstedtite
quep
quercetic
quercetin (current term)
quercetins
quercicobufagin
quercin
quercine
quercins
quercitannic
quercitannic acid
quercite
quercitin
quercitrin
quercitron
quercitron oak
quercitrons

Literary usage of Quercetin

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

1. Hand-book of Chemistry by Leopold Gmelin, Henry Watts (1864)
"Moreover, tho relation subsisting between quercetin and rutin is to be expressed, not by rutin + -water = quercetin and sugar, but by quercetin + water ..."

2. The Natural Organic Colouring Matters by Arthur George Perkin, Arthur Ernest Everest (1918)
"quercetin is a strong dyestuff, and gives with mordanted wool the following shades, which are almost identical with those produced by fisetin : — Chromium. ..."

3. Commercial Organic Analysis: A Treatise on the Properties, Proximate by Alfred Henry Allen (1900)
"quercetin is but slightly soluble even in hot water (1 in 280), but dissolves readily in alcohol and in acetic acid, and sparingly (1 in 125) in ether. ..."

4. A Dictionary of Chemistry and the Allied Branches of Other Sciences by Henry Watts (1869)
"This is doubted by Bolley (it/id, cxv. •'>,>). who, however, obtained quercetin from Persian berries (Chem. Soc. Qu. J. xiii. 328); abo by Gellatly ;Chem. ..."

5. Elements of Chemistry: Theoretical and Practical by William Allen Miller (1867)
"quercetin is also soluble in solutions of potash and of soda, to which it communicates a golden-yellow colour: by boiling, these solutions yield ..."

6. The Chemical Synthesis of Vital Products and the Interrelations Between by Raphael Meldola (1904)
"quercetin occurs also in flowers of Capparis spinosa, in safflower, in rose leaves, ... may contain the quercetin complex in the form of a glucoside. ..."

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