isoflavone

[ ahy-soh-fley-vohn ]
/ ˌaɪ soʊˈfleɪ voʊn /

noun

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.

Nearby words

  1. isoelectric point,
  2. isoelectronic,
  3. isoenergetic,
  4. isoenzyme,
  5. isoerythrolysis,
  6. isoflurane,
  7. isogamete,
  8. isogamous,
  9. isogamy,
  10. isogeneic

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British Dictionary definitions for isoflavone

isoflavone

/ (ˌaɪsəʊˈfleɪvəʊn) /

noun

one of a class of phytoestrogens, found in soya beans and marketed as a health supplement
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