resveratrol

noun
res·​ver·​a·​trol | \ rez-ˈvir-ə-ˌtrȯl How to pronounce resveratrol (audio) , -ˌträl, -ˌtrōl How to pronounce resveratrol (audio) \

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 heart disease and cancer

Examples of resveratrol in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Grape skin is full of healthy antioxidants, an antioxidant-like compound called resveratrol and other heathy chemicals, called flavonoids. Nancy Clanton, ajc, "Study links wine to reduced risk of needing cataract surgery," 2 Apr. 2021 Load up on grapes, berries and nuts like pecans and walnuts, which are rich in polyphenols such as ellagic acid and resveratrol. April Franzino, Good Housekeeping, "12 Tips to Get Glowing Skin, According to Skincare Experts," 15 Mar. 2021 Can combat inflammation: Red wine is abundant in certain polyphenols including resveratrol, anthocyanins, catechins, and tannins (proanthocyanidins and ellagitannins). Good Housekeeping, "Is Red Wine Good for You? A Nutritionist Weighs In on the Potential Health Benefits," 15 June 2020 One held resveratrol, a chemical commonly found in dietary supplements. oregonlive, "Gresham man accused of smuggling misbranded chloroquine from China for resale during coronavirus pandemic," 11 May 2020 The most talked about phytonutrient in grapes is resveratrol. Darlene Zimmerman, Detroit Free Press, "Recipe: Greek yogurt with sautéed grapes is done in 5 minutes," 31 Jan. 2020 Although studies are mixed on the potential heart health benefits of resveratrol, research seems to indicate that the combination of phytonutrients in food work together to provide health benefits, not just a single phytonutrient. Darlene Zimmerman, Detroit Free Press, "Recipe: Greek yogurt with sautéed grapes is done in 5 minutes," 31 Jan. 2020 Red wine, more so than white, is packed with resveratrol. Markham Heid, Time, "Is Wine Really Healthier Than Beer?," 27 Sep. 2019 Later work zeroed in on a group of compounds found in grapes, called polyphenols—and in particular, resveratrol—as the likeliest source of wine’s ostensible health benefits. Markham Heid, Time, "Is Wine Really Healthier Than Beer?," 27 Sep. 2019

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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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“Resveratrol.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/resveratrol. Accessed 9 May. 2021.

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resveratrol

noun
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) \

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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