Genistein definition

jə-nĭstē-ĭn, -tēn
A phytoestrogen of the isoflavone class that is found in soybeans and certain other plants.
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A phytoestrogen of the isoflavone class, C15 H10 O5 , that is found in soybeans and soy products and is used as a dietary supplement.
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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