genistein


ge·nis·tein

noun \jə-ˈnis-tē-ən, -ˈnis-ˌtēn\

Definition of GENISTEIN

:  an isoflavone C15H10O5 found especially in soybeans and shown in laboratory experiments to have antitumor activity

Origin of GENISTEIN

genist- (from New Latin Genista tinctoria, a species of broom) + -ein, alteration of 1-in
First Known Use: 1900

ge·nis·tein

noun \jə-ˈnis-tē-ən, -ˈnis-ˌtēn\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of GENISTEIN

: an isoflavone C15H10O5 found especially in soybeans and shown in laboratory experiments to have antitumor activity

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