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phytonutrient

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noun phy·to·nu·tri·ent \ˌfī-tō-ˈnü-trē-ənt, -ˈnyü-\

Definition of phytonutrient

  1. :  a bioactive plant-derived compound (as resveratrol) associated with positive health effects



1994

First Known Use of phytonutrient

1994


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phytonutrient

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noun phy·to·nu·tri·ent \ˌfīt-ō-ˈn(y)ü-trē-ənt\

Medical Definition of phytonutrient

  1. :  a bioactive plant-derived compound (as resveratrol or sulforaphane) associated with positive health effects




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