bioflavonoid

[ bahy-oh-fley-vuh-noid ]
/ ˌbaɪ oʊˈfleɪ vəˌnɔɪd /

noun Biochemistry.

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

/ (ˌbaɪəʊˈfleɪvəˌnɔɪd) /

noun

another name for vitamin P

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Science definitions for bioflavonoid

bioflavonoid

[ bī′ō-flāvə-noid′ ]

See flavonoid.

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