phytoestrogen
noun Date: 1982 a chemical compound (as genistein) that occurs naturally in plants and has estrogenic properties

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  • phytoestrogen — phy·to·es·tro·gen es trə jən or chiefly Brit phy·to oes·tro·gen n a chemical compound (as genistein) that occurs naturally in plants and has estrogenic properties * * * phy·to·es·tro·gen (fi″to esґtro jən) [phyto + estrogen] any of a… …   Medical dictionary

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  • phytoestrogen — phy·to·es·tro·gen (fī tō ĕsʹtrə jən) n. A naturally occurring compound of plants, such as soybeans, or plant products, such as whole grain cereals, that acts like estrogen in the body. * * * …   Universalium

  • phytoestrogen — noun Any of a range of various compounds found in plants that function similarly to estrogens …   Wiktionary

  • phytoestrogen — [ˌfʌɪtəʊ i:strədʒ(ə)n] noun Biochemistry a substance found in certain plants which can produce effects like that of the hormone oestrogen when ingested …   English new terms dictionary

  • phytoestrogen — phy·to·estrogen …   English syllables

  • phytoestrogen — /faɪtoʊˈistrədʒən/ (say fuytoh eestruhjuhn) noun one of a diverse group of naturally occurring non steroidal plant compounds having oestrogenic effects; dietary oestrogen. Also, phyto oestrogen …   Australian English dictionary

  • phytoestrogen — An estrogen like substance found in some plants and plant products. Phytoestrogens may have anticancer effects …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • phytoestrogen — ¦fīd.ōˌ noun Etymology: phyt + estrogen : a chemical compound (as genistein) that occurs naturally in plants and has estrogenic properties …   Useful english dictionary

  • phytoestrogenic — phytoestrogenˈic adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑phyt …   Useful english dictionary

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