bioflavonoid

noun bio·fla·vo·noid \ -ˈflā-və-ˌnȯid \

Definition of bioflavonoid

: flavonoid; specifically : any of various flavonoids (such as hesperidin and quercetin) that are biologically active in the human body

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First Known Use of bioflavonoid

1951


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bioflavonoid

noun bio·fla·vo·noid \ ˌbī-ō-ˈflā-və-ˌnȯid \

medical Definition of bioflavonoid

: flavonoid; specifically : any of various flavonoids (as hesperidin and quercetin) that are biologically active in the human body
  • Oranges, lemons, limes, grapefruit—all citrus fruits are concentrated sources of the antioxidant vitamin C. They also contain other compounds, folate and bioflavonoids, which have an excellent research track record for helping ward off cancer …
  • —David FederBetter Homes and GardensJune 1998
  • A tea made from buckwheat, high in the bioflavonoid rutin, has been shown to alleviate symptoms.
  • —Anna SorefYoga JournalJanuary/February 2000

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