resveratrol

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

Definition of resveratrol

  1. :  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

Origin and Etymology of resveratrol

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


First Known Use: 1939


Medical Dictionary

resveratrol

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

Medical Definition of resveratrol

  1. :  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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