fla·​vo·​nol ˈflā-və-ˌnȯl How to pronounce flavonol (audio)
: any of various hydroxy derivatives of flavone

Examples of flavonol in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Different red wines will contain different levels of this flavonol since grapes produce it in response to sunlight. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 20 Nov. 2023 Results showed that the intake of flavanols in a high PPO banana smoothie significantly reduced the levels of flavonols in circulation after consumption. Rebecca Jaspan, Mph, Rd, Health, 29 Sep. 2023 Other compounds in leaves come to the fore, including carotenoids, which lead to yellow, orange and brown hues; as well as anthocyanins and flavonols, which produce red colors. Jim Higgins, Journal Sentinel, 1 Sep. 2023 Zinc is a mineral proven to stimulate our immune systems.3 Lentils are also the highest plant compound–containing legume, with especially notable amounts of flavonols, anthocyanins, and phytosterols, among many others. Christina Manian, Rdn, Better Homes & Gardens, 14 Apr. 2023 Quercetin is a flavonol, which is a type of flavonoid, that gives plants their vibrant colors. Erica Sweeney, Men's Health, 6 Feb. 2023 Another common flavonol, kaempferol, appears to inhibit the growth of cancer cells while preserving and protecting normal cells. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, 28 Nov. 2022 The study covered four types of flavonols: kaempferol, quercetin, isorhamnetin and myricetin. Nicholas Bakalar, New York Times, 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, 4 Feb. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1898, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of flavonol was in 1898

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“Flavonol.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flavonol. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition


fla·​vo·​nol -ˌnȯl How to pronounce flavonol (audio) -ˌnōl How to pronounce flavonol (audio)
: any of various hydroxy derivatives of flavone
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