noun \rez-ˈvir-ə-ˌtrl, -ˌträl, -ˌtrōl\

Definition of RESVERATROL

:  a trihydroxy stilbene derivative C10H12O3 that is found in some plants, fruits, seeds, and grape-derived products (as red wine) and has been linked to a reduced risk of coronary disease and cancer


probably from resinous + veratr- (from New Latin Veratrum grandiflorum, hellebore in which the substance was found) + 1-ol
First Known Use: 1939


noun \rez-ˈvir-ə-ˌtrl, -ˌträl, -ˌtrōl\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of RESVERATROL

: a compound C14H12O3 that is a trihydroxy trans form of stilbene found in some plants, fruits (as the mulberry), and seeds (as the peanut) and especially in the skin of grapes and certain grape-derived products (as red wine) and that has been linked to a reduced risk of coronary artery disease and cancer


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