phytonutrient

[ fahy-tuh-noo-tree-uhnt, -nyoo- ]
/ ˌfaɪ təˈnu tri ənt, -ˈnyu- /

noun

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Medical definitions for phytonutrient

phytonutrient
[ fī′tō-nōōtrē-ənt ]

n.

A substance derived from plants, such as a pigment, that is beneficial to health, especially one that is neither a vitamin nor a mineral.
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