res·​ver·​a·​trol rez-ˈvir-ə-ˌtrȯl How to pronounce resveratrol (audio)
-ˌtrōl How to pronounce resveratrol (audio)
: a trihydroxy stilbene derivative C14H12O3 that is found in some plants, fruits, seeds, and grape-derived products (such as red wine) and has been linked to a reduced risk of coronary heart disease and cancer

Examples of resveratrol in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Formulated with antioxidant-rich resveratrol, strawberry extract, and hydrating hyaluronic acid, the gels are intended to give the undereyes a refresh. Melanie Fincher, Southern Living, 9 Sep. 2023 Red wine contains a polyphenol named resveratrol, which is a fantastically potent antioxidant. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 14 Aug. 2023 In other words, get your resveratrol intake up by consuming more peanuts, pistachios, grapes, blueberries or dark chocolate rather than reaching for another glass of wine. USA TODAY, 6 Aug. 2023 Some examples include vitamin C, which is essential for collagen production, and antioxidants like resveratrol, green tea extract, or astaxanthin, which may help protect collagen from damage. Silica supplements: Silica is a mineral that is involved in the formation of collagen. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 12 July 2023 In one of the largest reviews on resveratrol,published in 2017, researchers found resveratrol was well tolerated and extensively studied for its effects of obesity, cardiovascular health, diabetes, and other conditions. James Robinson, Discover Magazine, 8 Dec. 2022 Here are the three ways the longevity researcher got started: Taking resveratrol Sinclair swears by resveratrol, a polyphenol or natural antioxidant commonly found in berries, peanuts, and red wine. Byalexa Mikhail, Fortune Well, 6 July 2023 Red Grapes Red grapes are rich in resveratrol, an antioxidant that may help improve blood flow and reduce inflammation. Discover Magazine, 6 Mar. 2023 Grapeseed extract is found in anti-aging supplements and weight loss pills for its high levels of resveratrol, a natural antioxidant linked to powerful effects. James Robinson, Discover Magazine, 9 Dec. 2022 See More

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Word History


probably from resinous + veratr- (from New Latin Veratrum grandiflorum, hellebore in which the substance was found) + -ol entry 1

First Known Use

1939, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of resveratrol was in 1939

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“Resveratrol.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2023.

Medical Definition


res·​ver·​a·​trol rez-ˈvir-ə-ˌtrȯl How to pronounce resveratrol (audio) -ˌträl How to pronounce resveratrol (audio) -ˌtrōl How to pronounce resveratrol (audio)
: a compound C14H12O3 that is a trihydroxy trans form of stilbene found in some plants, fruits (as the mulberry), and seeds (as the peanut) and especially in the skin of grapes and certain grape-derived products (as red wine) and that has been linked to a reduced risk of coronary artery disease and cancer
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