The name of the catechin chemical family derives from catechu, which is the juice or boiled extract of Mimosa catechu (Acacia catechu L.f) ==Chemistry== Catechin possesses two benzene rings (called the A- and B-rings) and a dihydropyran heterocycle (the C-ring) with a hydroxyl group on carbon 3. Th...
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Cat'e·chin noun (Chemistry) One of the tannic acids, extracted from catechu as a white, crystalline substance; -- called also catechuic acid , and catechuin .
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<chemical> 3,3',4',5,7-flavanpentol. Extracted from uncaria gambier, acacia catechu and other plants; it stabilises collagen and is therefore used in tanning and dyeing; it prevents capillary fragility and abnormal permeability, but was formerly used as an antidiarrhoeal. ... Synonym: cachou; ...
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noun a tannic acid that is extracted from black catechu as a white crystalline substance
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• (n.) One of the tannic acids, extracted from catechu as a white, crystalline substance; -- called also catechuic acid, and catechuin.
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Type: Term Pronunciation: kat′ĕ-kin Definitions: 1. A derivative of catechu and used as an astringent in diarrhea and as a stain. Synonyms: catechinic acid, catechuic acid, cyanidol
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A substance found in tea that helps protect cells from damage caused by free radicals. Free radicals are unstable molecules that are made during normal cell metabolism (chemical changes that take place in a cell). They can build up in cells and cause damage to other molecules. This damage may increa...
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To the large group of flavonoids (plant pigments) counting phenol (polyphenol). It occurs in plants such as various vegetables and fruits, chocolate, green tea, as well as in the grape skins, stems and seeds of grapes, especially red wines. For example, Merlot and Pinot Noir have a high, but a low p...
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