isoflavone

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noun iso·fla·vone \ˌī-sō-ˈflā-ˌvōn\

Definition of isoflavone

  1. :  a colorless, crystalline, bioactive ketone C15H10O2; also :  any of various usually hydroxyl derivatives of isoflavone (such as genistein and daidzein) that are plant compounds possessing antioxidant and estrogenic activity in the body

1926

First Known Use of isoflavone

1926


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isoflavone

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noun iso·fla·vone \-ˈflā-ˌvōn\

Medical Definition of isoflavone

  1. :  a bioactive ketone C15H10O2 noted for its numerous derivatives that are found in plants (as the soybean) and have antioxidant and estrogenic activity; also :  any of these derivatives (as daidzein or genistein)


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