flavonol

noun
fla·​vo·​nol | \ ˈflā-və-ˌnȯl How to pronounce flavonol (audio) , -ˌnōl \

Definition of flavonol

: any of various hydroxy derivatives of flavone

Examples of flavonol in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The study covered four types of flavonols: kaempferol, quercetin, isorhamnetin and myricetin. Nicholas Bakalar, New York Times, "Why Fruits and Vegetables May Lower Alzheimer’s Risk," 4 Feb. 2020 People with the highest levels of flavonol intake tended to have higher levels of education and were more physically active. Nicholas Bakalar, New York Times, "Why Fruits and Vegetables May Lower Alzheimer’s Risk," 4 Feb. 2020 Study members who followed a regimen with the highest flavonol levels—the top fifth—had a 48 percent lower risk of receiving an Alzheimer’s diagnosis than those in the bottom quintile. Gary Stix, Scientific American, "What’s in Kale (or a Pear) that Seems to Lower Alzheimer’s Risk?," 30 Jan. 2020 Tomatoes, kale, apples and tea are loaded with quercetin, but no health benefit was registered for that flavonol. Gary Stix, Scientific American, "What’s in Kale (or a Pear) that Seems to Lower Alzheimer’s Risk?," 30 Jan. 2020 But leaves also contain other chemicals like carotenoids, anthocyanins and flavonols. Emily Goodykoontz | The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, "Portland is at peak fall foliage," 20 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of flavonol

1898, in the meaning defined above

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“Flavonol.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flavonol. Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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flavonol

noun
fla·​vo·​nol | \ -ˌnȯl How to pronounce flavonol (audio) , -ˌnōl How to pronounce flavonol (audio) \

Medical Definition of flavonol

: any of various hydroxy derivatives of flavone

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