Definition of isoflavone in English:


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


  • A crystalline compound whose derivatives occur in many plants (especially pulses), often as glycosides.
    • A tricyclic ketone; chemical formula: C15H10O2
    More 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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