genistein

noun ge·nis·tein \ jə-ˈni-stē-ən , -ˈni-ˌstēn \

Definition of genistein

: an isoflavone C15H10O5 found especially in soybeans and shown in laboratory experiments to have antitumor activity

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Origin and Etymology of genistein

genist- (from New Latin Genista tinctoria, a species of broom) + -ein, alteration of 1-in


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genistein

noun ge·nis·tein \ jə-ˈnis-tē-ən , -ˈnis-ˌtēn \

medical Definition of genistein

: an isoflavone C15H10O5 found especially in soybeans and shown in laboratory experiments to have antitumor activity

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