[ fahy-toh-es-truh-juhn ]
/ ˌfaɪ toʊˈɛs trə dʒən /
an estrogenlike compound occurring naturally in plants of the legume family and in grains, vegetables, and fruits.
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British Dictionary definitions for phytoestrogen
/ (ˌfaɪtəʊˈiːstrədʒən) /
any of various plant compounds which have oestrogenic properties
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Medical definitions for phytoestrogen
[ fī′tō-ĕs′trə-jən ]
Any of a group of substances, including isoflavones, that are derived from plants and have biological effects on animals similar to those of estrogen.
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