glucosinolate

noun
glu·co·sin·o·late | \ ˌglü-kō-ˈsin-ə-ˌlāt \

Medical Definition of glucosinolate 

: any of various bitter sulfur-containing glycosides found especially in cruciferous plants (as broccoli, cabbage, and mustard) that when hydrolyzed form bioactive compounds (as isothiocyanates) including some which are anticarcinogenic

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