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Quercite

Quer′cite

,
Noun.
(Chem.)
A white crystalline substance,
C6H7(OH)5
, found in acorns, the fruit of the oak (
Quercus
). It has a sweet taste, and is regarded as a pentacid alcohol.

Definition 2022


quercite

quercite

English

Noun

quercite (uncountable)

  1. (organic chemistry) A white crystalline substance found in acorns.

Italian

Etymology

quercia + -ite

Noun

quercite f (plural querciti)

  1. (biochemistry) quercite, quercitol

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