Pronunciation: (flôr'u-zin, flor'-, flu-rī'zin), [key]
a bitter, crystalline glucoside, C21H24O10, 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. Also,phlo•rid•zinPronunciation: (flu-rid'zin), [key] phlo'rhi•zin, phlor'rhi•zin.
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