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phytochemical

[fahy-tuh-kem-i-kuh l] /ˌfaɪ təˈkɛm ɪ kəl/
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.
Related forms
phytochemically, adverb
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  • The benefits of individual phytochemical supplements are largely unproven.
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phytochemical

/ˌfaɪtəʊˈkɛmɪkəl/
adjective
1.
of or relating to phytochemistry or phytochemicals
noun
2.
a chemical that occurrs naturally in a plant
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phytochemical
  (fī'tō-kěm'ĭ-kəl)   
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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