flavone

noun

fla·​vone ˈflā-ˌvōn How to pronounce flavone (audio)
: a colorless crystalline aromatic ketone C15H10O2 found in the leaves, stems, and seed capsules of many primroses
also : any of the derivatives of this ketone many of which occur as yellow plant pigments in the form of glycosides and are used as dyestuffs

Examples of flavone in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Given the limited scientific data available in humans, the remnants of your crunchy crudité provide antioxidants called flavones. Jaclyn London, Ms, Rd, Cdn, Good Housekeeping, 16 Jan. 2019 Additional study of the blue chrysanthemums revealed that the observed color was in fact due to the combined effects of delphinidin and a class of copigments called flavones that are commonly found in flowers. Jordan C. Axelson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 26 July 2017

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Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary, from Latin flavus

First Known Use

1897, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of flavone was in 1897

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“Flavone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flavone. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

flavone

noun
fla·​vone ˈflā-ˌvōn How to pronounce flavone (audio)
: a colorless crystalline ketone C15H10O2 found in the leaves, stems, and seed capsules of many primroses
also : any of the derivatives of this ketone many of which occur as yellow plant pigments in the form of glycosides and are used as dyestuffs

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