lignan


lig·nan

noun \ˈlig-ˌnan\

Definition of LIGNAN

:  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

lig·nan

noun \ˈlig-ˌnan\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of LIGNAN

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

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