[ pol-ee-fee-nawl, -nol ]
/ ˌpɒl iˈfi nɔl, -nɒl /
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How to use polyphenol in a sentence
No matter how much marketers push polyphenols in red wine and bros peddle carbs in beer as recovery fuel, alcohol is bad for you.
The answer lies in polyphenol oxidase, an enzyme that combines with oxygen to speed up cellular decomposition.
Scientific definitions for polyphenol
[ pŏl′ē-fē′nôl′, -nōl′ ]
Any of various alcohols containing two or more benzene rings that each have at least one hydroxyl group (OH) attached. Many polyphenols occur naturally in plants and some kinds, such as the flavonoids and tannins, are believed to be beneficial to health.
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