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[pol-ee-fee-nawl, -nol] /ˌpɒl iˈfi nɔl, -nɒl/
noun, Chemistry
a polymeric phenol.
Origin of polyphenol
1895-1900; poly- + phenol Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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polyphenol in Science
  (pŏl'ē-fē'nôl', -nōl')   
Any of various alcohols containing two or more benzene rings that each have at least one hydroxyl group (OH) attached. Many polyphenols occur naturally in plants and some kinds, such as the flavonoids and tannins, are believed to be beneficial to health.
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