Medical Dictionary


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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