Flavonoid meaning

flā'və-noid'
Any of a large group of water-soluble plant pigments, including the anthocyanins, isoflavonoids, and flavones, that are antioxidants and are found in a variety of foods.
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Any of a large group of aromatic compounds occurring naturally, chiefly as pigments in higher plants, as anthocyanin.
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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.
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Any of various compounds that are a subset of this group, including the flavones, flavanols, and flavonols, as distinguished from the isoflavonoids.
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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.
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(chemistry) Any of many compounds that are plant metabolites, being formally derived from flavone; they have antioxidant properties.
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