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phytochemical

[ fahy-tuh-kem-i-kuhl ]
/ 藢fa瑟 t蓹藞k蓻m 瑟 k蓹l /
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noun
Also called phytonutrient. any of various bioactive chemical compounds found in plants, as antioxidants, considered to be beneficial to human health.
adjective
of or relating to phytochemistry or phytochemicals.
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British Dictionary definitions for phytochemical

phytochemical
/ (藢fa瑟t蓹蕣藞k蓻m瑟kl) /

adjective
of or relating to phytochemistry or phytochemicals
noun
a chemical that occurrs naturally in a plant
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Scientific definitions for phytochemical

phytochemical
[ f墨鈥瞭艒-k臅m沫-k蓹l ]

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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