[ ahy-soh-fley-vohn ]
/ ˌaɪ soʊˈfleɪ voʊn /
a phytoestrogen produced chiefly by plants of the legume family, especially soybeans, potentially useful in lowering cholesterol and in treating some cancers and menopausal symptoms.
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British Dictionary definitions for isoflavone
/ (ˌaɪsəʊˈfleɪvəʊn) /
one of a class of phytoestrogens, found in soya beans and marketed as a health supplement
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Medical definitions for isoflavone
[ ī′sō-flā′vōn′ ]
A flavonoid found in soy.
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