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Definition of "cruciferous" [cru•cif•er•ous]

  • Of, or relating to the crucifer plants or products from these plants; of the family Cruciferae, the cabbage family, including cabbage and mustard. (adjective)
  • Bearing a cross. (adjective) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "cruciferous" in a sentence
  • "Rutgers researchers found that the curry spice turmeric (curcumin) holds real potential for both the treatment and prevention of prostate cancer, particularly when combined with phenethyl isothiocyanate (PEITC), a naturally occurring substance particularly abundant in cruciferous vegetables including watercress, cabbage, winter cress, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, kale, cauliflower, kohlrabi and turnips."
  • "In fact, broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, cabbage, greens, and others belong to a group called cruciferous vegetables, all of which are considered to have cancer-preventing ingredients."
  • "According to new research findings published this month in the journal Cell, these healthy vegetables - known as cruciferous vegetables - can bolster the immune system."
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