[fley-vuh-nawl, -nol]

noun Chemistry.

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

Origin of flavonol

First recorded in 1895–1900; flavone + -ol1
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British Dictionary definitions for flavonol



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