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resveratrol

/ (rɪˈsvɛrəˌtrɒl) /
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noun
a compound found in red grapes, mulberries, peanuts, and certain plants, used medicinally as an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory
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Word Origin for resveratrol

C20: from res (orcinol) + veratr (ine) + -ol 1
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Medical definitions for resveratrol

resveratrol
[ rĕz-vîrĭ-trôl′, -trŏl′, -trōl′ ]

n.
A natural compound found in grapes, mulberries, peanuts, and other plants or food products, especially red wine, that may protect against cancer and cardiovascular disease by acting as an antioxidant, antimutagen, and anti-inflammatory.
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