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One of a group of complex organic chemicals (see depsides) commonly found in leaves, unripe fruits, and the bark of trees. Their function is uncertain though the unpleasant taste may discourage grazing animals. Some tannins have commercial uses, notably in the production of leather and ink.

Subjects: Science and Mathematics — Medicine and Health.

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