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polyphenol Syllabification: pol·y·phe·nol
Pronunciation: /ˌpäliˈfēˌnôl/ /-ˌnōl/

Definition of polyphenol in English:


A compound containing more than one phenolic hydroxyl group.
Example sentences
  • According to several scientists, chocolate contains polyphenols - chemical compounds renowned for their heart-helping properties.
  • The green tea extract in HydroxyTea contains chemical elements called polyphenols, like the catechin epigallocatechin gallate (called EGCG for short).
  • It is possible that other soluble phenolics, possibly polyphenols, can be localized in the cytoplasm and in the nuclei and/or apoplast.
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