bioflavonoid

[bahy-oh-fley-vuh-noid]
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.

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 in Science

bioflavonoid

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