[ gloo-koh-sin-uh-leyt ]
/ ˌglu koʊˈsɪn əˌleɪt /


a sulfuric compound found in many pungent plants of the mustard family: the glucosinolates in cruciferous vegetables, including broccoli and cabbage, are regarded as beneficial in promoting antioxidation and in regulating inflammation, stress, and metabolism.

Origin of glucosinolate

First recorded in 1960–65; gluco- + sin-, from New Latin Sin(apis alba), the taxonomic name of white mustard + -ol(e) + -ate; see -ole2, -ate2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019