[ pol-ee-fee-nawl, -nol ]
/ ˌpɒl iˈfi nɔl, -nɒl /
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Example sentences from the Web for polyphenol
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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