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phytochemical

[fahy-tuh-kem-i-kuh l]
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noun
  1. Also called phytonutrient. any of various bioactive chemical compounds found in plants, as antioxidants, considered to be beneficial to human health.
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adjective
  1. of or relating to phytochemistry or phytochemicals.
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Related formsphy·to·chem·i·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for phytochemical

phytochemical

adjective
  1. of or relating to phytochemistry or phytochemicals
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noun
  1. a chemical that occurrs naturally in a plant
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phytochemical

[fī′tō-kĕmĭ-kəl]
  1. A plant-derived chemical that is not considered an essential nutrient in the human diet but is believed to have beneficial health effects.
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