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polyphenol

noun poly·phe·nol \ˌpä-lē-ˈfē-ˌnōl, -fi-ˈ\

Definition of POLYPHENOL

:  a polyhydroxy phenol; especially :  an antioxidant phytochemical
poly·phe·no·lic \-fi-ˈnō-lik, -ˈnä-\ adjective

Origin of POLYPHENOL

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1894
Medical Dictionary

polyphenol

noun poly·phe·nol \ˌpäl-i-ˈfē-ˌnōl, -ˌnl, -fi-ˈ\

Medical Definition of POLYPHENOL

:  a polyhydroxy phenol; especially :  an antioxidant phytochemical (as chlorogenic acid) that tends to prevent or neutralize the damaging effects of free radicals
poly·phe·no·lic \-fi-ˈnō-lik, -ˈnäl-ik\ adjective

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