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rutin Line breaks: rutin
Pronunciation: /ˈruːtɪn/

Definition of rutin in English:


[mass noun] Chemistry
A compound of the flavonoid class found in common rue, buckwheat, capers, and other plants, and sometimes taken as a dietary supplement.
Example sentences
  • The most common flavonoid-containing supplements are Pycnogenol, grape seed extract, citrus flavonoids, quercetin, rutin, and soy isoflavones.
  • The plant chemical rutin, which is a flavonoid, is partly responsible for this and also helps to rebuild the collagen fibres that maintain the outer layers of the vessels.
  • We were fascinated by your use of rutin, since this flavonoid is a constituent in many herbs, including chamomile, elderberry and hawthorn.


Mid 19th century: from Latin ruta 'rue' + -in1.

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