One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A crystalline compound, C₂₁H₂₄O₁₀, which is a glucoside of phloretin, occurs widely in apple and other fruit trees, and acts biochemically as an uncoupler.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in American Journal of Science. From French phloridzin or its etymon German Phloridzin from ancient Greek ϕλοιός bark + ῥίζα root + German -in.
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