phytoestrogen

noun phy·to·es·tro·gen \ ˌfī-tō-ˈe-strə-jən \

Definition of phytoestrogen

:a chemical compound (such as genistein) that occurs naturally in plants and has estrogenic properties

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First Known Use of phytoestrogen

1964


Medical Dictionary

phytoestrogen

noun phy·to·es·tro·gen \ -ˈes-trə-jən \
variants: or chiefly British phyto-oestrogen

medical Definition of phytoestrogen

:a chemical compound (as genistein) that occurs naturally in plants and has estrogenic properties

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