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flavonoid

[fley-vuh-noid] /ˈfleɪ vəˌnɔɪd/
noun
1.
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British Dictionary definitions for flavonoid

flavonoid

/ˈfleɪvəˌnɔɪd/
noun
1.
any of a group of organic compounds that occur as pigments in fruit and flowers
Word Origin
C20: from flavone + -oid
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flavonoid in Science
flavonoid
  (flā'və-noid')   
Any of a large group of water-soluble plant pigments that are beneficial to health. Flavonoids are polyphenols and have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antiviral properties. They also help to maintain the health of small blood vessels and connective tissue, and some are under study as possible treatments of cancer. Also called bioflavonoid.
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