Phlorizin

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Phlorizin (Chem) A bitter white crystalline glucoside extracted from the root bark of the apple, pear, cherry, plum, etc.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n phlorizin A substance (C21H24O10) discovered in the fresh bark of the root of the apple, pear, cherry, and plum. It forms fine colorless four-sided silky needles, soluble in water. The solution has a bitter and slightly astringent taste. It has been used with success in intermittents, and while it is administered produces glycosuria.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. , , bark + root