any of certain usually brightly colored substances produced by plants, as lycopene, carotene, and lutein (xanthophyll), now thought to assist in boosting the immune system, preventing certain cancers, etc.
- Of or relating to phytochemistry.
- Of or relating to phytochemicals.
A nonnutritive bioactive plant substance, such as a flavonoid or carotenoid, considered to have a beneficial effect on human health. Also called phytonutrient.
- Of or pertaining to phytochemistry
From phyto- +"Ž chemical