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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Grapes Grapes contain something called resveratrol, Angelone said, an antioxidant proven to boost mood.
In that study, researchers found that adding small doses of resveratrol to the diets of middle-aged mice signficantly extended their lifespans and kept their hearts healthy.
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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: 1939See Words from the same year
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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