res·ver·a·trol | \rez-ˈvir-ə-ˌtrȯl, -ˌträl, -ˌtrōl \

Definition of resveratrol 

: 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 disease and cancer

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The TimeWise collection contains some of the most potent ones on the market, including resveratrol. Sophie Wirt, Allure, "Mary Kay's New TimeWise Miracle Set 3D Took Five Years to Create," 21 May 2018 After years of hyperbolic headlines and soaring sales, the resveratrol bubble burst. Sharon Begley, STAT, "A dietary supplement makes old mice youthful. But will it work in people?," 22 Mar. 2018 Cao, biology doctoral student Anil Pant and assistant professor of biology Zhilong Yang teamed up with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to study resveratrol. Katy Bergen, kansascity, "Wine and chocolate compound may aid against deadly virus, K-State researchers say | The Kansas City Star," 1 Mar. 2018 The brand’s vitamin C booster is vitamin C and ferulic acid, and its newer antioxidant booster is made up of apple peel, quercetin and resveratrol. Janna Mandell, San Francisco Chronicle, "Your skin’s secret (antioxidant) weapon? It starts with a C.," 6 Apr. 2018 The biggest setback involved resveratrol, a compound found in grapes and wine, which activates the SIRT1 gene. Sharon Begley, STAT, "A dietary supplement makes old mice youthful. But will it work in people?," 22 Mar. 2018 GlaxoSmithKline, which bought a company cofounded by Sinclair, halted research on resveratrol. Elise Takahama,, "Study on mice offers clues in quest to reverse effects of aging," 22 Mar. 2018 The formula is the same as the brand’s classic Amuse Bouche lipstick, and is made with vibrant pure pigments, fresh citrus, botanical oils, and resveratrol, which is an antioxidant with anti-aging benefits that’s found in red wine. Shannon Barbour, The Cut, "Bite Beauty Made a Lipstick for Aries," 20 Mar. 2018 In addition to other previously claimed health benefits like heart disease prevention, resveratrol’s supposed skin-friendly properties, and even lowering the risk for diabetes, red wine is now getting credit for fighting tooth decay and gum disease. Sunset, "Can Your Favorite Red Wine Help Your Pearly Whites?," 22 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of resveratrol

1939, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for resveratrol

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

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res·ver·a·trol | \rez-ˈvir-ə-ˌtrȯl, -ˌträl, -ˌtrōl \

Medical Definition of resveratrol 

: 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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