genistein

/ (ˈdʒɛnɪˌstiːn) /

noun

an oestrogen that occurs naturally in soya beans and is believed to inhibit the growth of certain tumours

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Medical definitions for genistein

genistein
[ jə-nĭstē-ĭn, -nĭstēn′ ]

n.

A phytoestrogen found in soy, having antioxidant and anticancer properties.
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