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bioflavonoid

[bahy-oh-fley-vuh-noid]
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noun Biochemistry.
  1. any of a group of water-soluble yellow compounds, present in citrus fruits, rose hips, and other plants, that in mammals maintain the resistance of capillary walls to permeation and change of pressure.
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Origin of bioflavonoid

1950–55; bio- + flavonoid any derivative of flavone (flavon(e) + -oid)
Also called citrin, flavonoid, vitamin P.
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British Dictionary definitions for bioflavonoid

bioflavonoid

noun
  1. another name for vitamin P
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bioflavonoid

[bī′ō-flāvə-noid′]
  1. See flavonoid.
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