flavonoid

[ fley-vuh-noid ]
/ ˈfleɪ vəˌnɔɪd /

noun

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Examples from the Web for flavonoid

  • Apples contain an anti-inflammatory flavonoid called quercetin, while red wine contains the flavonoid catechin.

    10 Power Food Combos|Divya Gugnani|March 18, 2010|DAILY BEAST

British Dictionary definitions for flavonoid

flavonoid

/ (ˈfleɪvəˌnɔɪd) /

noun

any of a group of organic compounds that occur as pigments in fruit and flowers

Word Origin for flavonoid

C20: from flavone + -oid
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Science definitions for flavonoid

flavonoid

[ flāvə-noid′ ]

Any of a large group of water-soluble plant pigments that are beneficial to health. Flavonoids are polyphenols and have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antiviral properties. They also help to maintain the health of small blood vessels and connective tissue, and some are under study as possible treatments of cancer. Also called bioflavonoid
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