A phytoestrogen of the isoflavone class that is found in soybeans and certain other plants.
A phytoestrogen of the isoflavone class, C15 H10 O5 , that is found in soybeans and soy products and is used as a dietary supplement.
Origin of genistein
- From Genista (tinctoria) species name of dyer's greenweed (from which the compound was first isolated) –ein
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition