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flavonoid – Full Definition

flavanoids - Full Definition
flavonoid – /ˈfleɪvənɔɪd/ – | Chemistry | – noun
– any of a large group of aromatic compounds occurring naturally, chiefly as pigments in higher plants, as anthocyanin
– Any of a large group of water-soluble antioxidant compounds, including the anthocyanins, flavonols, flavones, and isoflavonoids, often occurring as glycosides in plants and consisting of two aromatic rings linked by a carbon bridge that often forms a heterocyclic ring. Flavonoids are found in tea, red wine, and a variety of vegetables and fruits.
– Any of various compounds that are a subset of this group, including the flavones, flavanols, and flavonols, as distinguished from the isoflavonoids. Also called In both senses also called bioflavonoid .
– Any of a large group of water-soluble plant pigments that are beneficial to health. Flavonoids are polyphenols and have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antiviral properties. They also help to maintain the health of small blood vessels and connective tissue, and some are under study as possible treatments of cancer. Also called bioflavonoid
(plural flavonoids)
(chemistry) Any of many compounds that are plant metabolites, being formally derived from flavone; they have antioxidant properties.
Origin flavone +‎ -oid
Synonyms
2 Phenyl Benzopyrans, 2 Phenyl Chromenes, 2-Phenyl-Benzopyrans, 2-Phenyl-Chromenes, Bioflavonoids
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