polyphenol

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noun poly·phe·nol \ˌpä-lē-ˈfē-ˌnōl, -fi-ˈ\

Definition of polyphenol

  1. :  a polyhydroxy phenol; especially :  an antioxidant phytochemical

polyphenolic

play play \-fi-ˈnō-lik, -ˈnä-\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of polyphenol

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1894


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polyphenol

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noun poly·phe·nol \ˌpäl-i-ˈfē-ˌnōl, -ˌnȯl, -fi-ˈ\

Medical Definition of polyphenol

  1. :  a polyhydroxy phenol; especially :  an antioxidant phytochemical (as chlorogenic acid) that tends to prevent or neutralize the damaging effects of free radicals

polyphenolic

\-fi-ˈnō-lik, -ˈnäl-ik\play play adjective

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