sulforaphane


sul·fo·raph·ane

noun \ˌsəl-fō-ˈra-ˌfan, -ˈrā-\

Definition of SULFORAPHANE

:  an anticarcinogenic isothiocyanate C6H11NOS2 found in cruciferous vegetables (as broccoli and cauliflower) that is thought to function by stimulating the production of enzymes in the body that detoxify cancer-causing substances

Origin of SULFORAPHANE

sulforaphen, a chemically similar substance (from sulfo- + -raphen, perhaps alteration of raphanin, an alternate name, from New Latin Raphanus, a cruciferous plant genus) + -ane
First Known Use: 1992

sul·fo·raph·ane

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SULFORAPHANE

: an anticarcinogenic isothiocyanate C6H11NOS2 found in cruciferous vegetables (as broccoli and cauliflower) that is thought to function by stimulating the production of enzymes in the body that detoxify cancer-causing substances

Variants of SULFORAPHANE

sul·fo·raph·ane or chiefly British sul·pho·raph·ane \ˌsəl-fō-ˈraf-ˌān, -ˈrāf-\

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