phlorhizin


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phlorhizin

, phlorizin, phloridzin (flōr′ĭ-zĭn, flŏ-rīz′ĭn) (flōr′ĭd-zĭn, flŏ-rid′zĭn) [Gr. phloios, phloos, bark + rhizo- + -in]
A glycoside present in the bark of some fruit trees. It is a powerful inhibitor of sugar transport in some animals.