genistein

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

Definition of genistein

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

Origin and Etymology of genistein

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


First Known Use: 1899


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genistein

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

Medical Definition of genistein

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


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