daid·​zein | \ ˈdād-ˌzīn How to pronounce daidzein (audio) , -ˌzēn \

Definition of daidzein

: an isoflavone C15H10O4 found chiefly in legumes and especially soybeans

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Recent Examples on the Web 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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/daidzein. Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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daid·​zein | \ ˈdād-ˌzīn, -ˌzēn How to pronounce daidzein (audio) \

Medical Definition of daidzein

: an isoflavone C15H10O4 found chiefly in legumes and especially soybeans

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