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lignan

noun lig·nan \ˈlig-ˌnan\

Definition of lignan

  1. :  any of a class of propyl phenolic dimers including many found in plants and noted for having antioxidant and estrogenic activity



Origin of lignan

International Scientific Vocabulary lign- + 3-an


First Known Use: 1944


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noun lig·nan \ˈlig-ˌnan\

Medical Definition of lignan

  1. :  any of a class of propyl phenolic dimers including many found in plants and noted for having antioxidant and estrogenic activity




Learn More about lignan

  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "lignan"


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