isoflavone
noun Date: 1926 a bioactive ketone C15H10O2 noted for its numerous derivatives that are found in plants (as the soybean) and have antioxidant and estrogenic activity; also any of these derivatives (as daidzein or genistein)

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  • isoflavone — n. estrogen like substance found in plants but chiefly in soybeans …   English contemporary dictionary

  • isoflavone — iso·flavone …   English syllables

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