daidzein

noun
daid·​zein | \ˈdād-ˌzīn, -ˌzēn\

Definition of daidzein 

: an isoflavone C15H10O4 found chiefly in legumes and especially soybeans

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Soybeans are high in fiber, as well as compounds called isoflavones, which include daidzein and genistein. Maggie Fox, NBC News, "Soy Might Be Good For Your Heart but It’s Not Definite, FDA Says," 30 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of daidzein

1945, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for daidzein

International Scientific Vocabulary, alteration of daidzin, substance from which daidzein is derived, from daidz- (from Japanese daizu soybean) + -in entry 1

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daidzein

noun
daid·​zein | \ˈdād-ˌzīn, -ˌzēn \

Medical Definition of daidzein 

: an isoflavone C15H10O4 found chiefly in legumes and especially soybeans

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