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phytochemical

Syllabification: phy·to·chem·i·cal
Pronunciation: /ˌfīdōˈkemik(ə)l
 
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Definition of phytochemical in English:

noun

Any of various biologically active compounds found in plants.
Example sentences
  • It is also high in vitamins, minerals, protein, phytochemicals and chlorophyll, and it may work as a cancer preventative and brain booster.
  • They're also full of fiber and phytochemicals, plant compounds that may protect against some cancers and cardiovascular disease.
  • Fruit and vegetables are rich in vitamins, minerals, fibre and plant substances known as phytochemicals, many of which may have cancer-protective effects.

adjective

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Relating to phytochemistry or phytochemicals.
Example sentences
  • ‘Unlike phytochemical profiles and morphological features, DNA sequence normally remains unaltered during the development of the plant and under various environmental conditions,’ he says.
  • After finding out how the locals made use of medicinal plants - ethnobotanic research - the center took the plants to the laboratory to identify the chemicals found in them, in what is called phytochemical research.
  • It is commonly utilized either as a nutritional supplement or as a phytochemical remedy for different diseases ranging from chronic inflammation to circulatory dysfunctions.

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