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Definition of "flavonoid" [flavonoid]

  • Any of a large group of water-soluble plant pigments, including the anthocyanins, that are beneficial to health. Also called bioflavonoid. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "flavonoid" in a sentence
  • "Research shows that compounds called flavonoid reduces the preliminary risk of heart disease."
  • "Flavonoid 3'-monooxygenase 1 Nomenclature EC number Systematic name flavonoid, NADPH: oxygen oxidoreductase (3'-hydroxylating) Recommended name flavonoid"
  • "Xanthohumol is derived from hops, the bitter flavoring agent in beer, and is classified as a flavonoid, an antioxidant that has anti-cancer properties."