flavonoids

flavonoid

[fley-vuh-noid]
noun
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flavonoid (ˈfleɪvəˌnɔɪd)
 
n
any of a group of organic compounds that occur as pigments in fruit and flowers
 
[C20: from flavone + -oid]

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flavonoid   (flā'və-noid')  Pronunciation Key 
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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