[loo-tee-uh-lin] /ˈlu ti ə lɪn/

noun, Chemistry.
a yellow coloring substance, C 15 H 10 O 6 , obtained from the weed Reseda luteola: used in dyeing silk and, formerly, in medicine.
a yellow crystalline compound found, in the form of its glycoside, in many plants. Formula: C15H10O6


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