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isoflavone Line breaks: iso|fla¦vone
Pronunciation: /ˌʌɪsə(ʊ)ˈfleɪvəʊn/

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Definition of isoflavone in English:


A crystalline compound whose derivatives occur in many plants (especially pulses), often as glycosides.
  • A tricyclic ketone; chemical formula: C15H10O2
Example sentences
  • Called isoflavones, these chemical compounds can positively affect body function.
  • Soy foods contain isoflavones (natural plant oestrogen) that have similar properties to human oestrogen, but are much weaker.
  • Soya products and tofu are excellent sources of protein and isoflavones.
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