phytochemical

[fahy-tuh-kem-i-kuhl]
noun
1.
Also called phytonutrient. any of various bioactive chemical compounds found in plants, as antioxidants, considered to be beneficial to human health.
adjective
2.
of or pertaining to phytochemistry or phytochemicals.

phytochemically, adverb
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phytochemical (ˌfaɪtəʊˈkɛmɪkəl)
 
adj
1.  of or relating to phytochemistry or phytochemicals
 
n
2.  a chemical that occurrs naturally in a plant

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phytochemical   (fī'tō-kěm'ĭ-kəl)  Pronunciation Key 
A plant-derived chemical that is not considered an essential nutrient in the human diet but is believed to have beneficial health effects.
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The benefits of individual phytochemical supplements are largely unproven.
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