flavonol

[ fley-vuh-nawl, -nol ]
/ ˈfleɪ vəˌnɔl, -ˌnɒl /

noun Chemistry.

the 3-hydroxy derivative of flavone, many of whose derivatives, as quercetin, are naturally occurring yellow dyes.
any derivative of this compound.

Nearby words

  1. flavobacteria,
  2. flavobacterium,
  3. flavoenzyme,
  4. flavone,
  5. flavonoid,
  6. flavoprotein,
  7. flavopurpurin,
  8. flavor,
  9. flavor enhancer,
  10. flavor of the month

Origin of flavonol

First recorded in 1895–1900; flavone + -ol1

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British Dictionary definitions for flavonol

flavonol

/ (ˈfleɪvəˌnɒl) /

noun

a flavonoid that occurs in red wine and is said to offer protection against heart disease
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