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Proteracacinidins are polymeric condensed tannins composed of mesquitol. This type of tannin can be found in hook-thorn tree (Senegalia caffra).[1][2][3]

The oxidative depolymerization of proteracacinidins yields the anthocyanidin teracacinidin.[citation needed]


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  2. ^ Malan, Elfranco (1995). "A (4β → 5)-linked proteracacinidin dimer from the heartwood of Acacia caffra". Phytochemistry. 40 (5): 1519–1521. doi:10.1016/0031-9422(95)00440-I.
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