phytonutrient

noun phy·to·nu·tri·ent \ ˌfī-tō-ˈnü-trē-ənt , -ˈnyü- \

Definition of phytonutrient

:a bioactive plant-derived compound (such as resveratrol) associated with positive health effects

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First Known Use of phytonutrient

1994


Medical Dictionary

phytonutrient

noun phy·to·nu·tri·ent \ ˌfīt-ō-ˈn(y)ü-trē-ənt \

medical Definition of phytonutrient

:a bioactive plant-derived compound (as resveratrol or sulforaphane) associated with positive health effects

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