Definition of phloretin in English:

phloretin

noun

Chemistry
  • A crystalline phenolic compound with a bicyclic molecular structure, the aglycone of phlorizin; 3-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-1-(2,4,6-trihydroxyphenyl)-1-propanone, C₁₅H₁₄O₅.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in The Penny Cyclopaedia. From phloro- + -etin, after French phlorétine.

Pronunciation

phloretin

/ˈflɔːrətɪn/