Meaning of phlorizin


Pronunciation: (flôr'u-zin, flor'-, flu-rī'zin), [key]
— n. Chem.
  1. a bitter, crystalline glucoside, CHO, obtained from the root bark of the apple, pear, cherry, etc.: formerly used as a tonic and in the treatment of malaria; now used chiefly in biochemical research.
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