flavonol

noun

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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web 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 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, 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, 30 Jan. 2020 But leaves also contain other chemicals like carotenoids, anthocyanins and flavonols. Emily Goodykoontz | The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, 20 Oct. 2019 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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Cite this Entry

“Flavonol.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flavonol. Accessed 7 Dec. 2022.

Medical Definition

flavonol

noun

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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