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resveratrol

Syllabification: res·ver·a·trol
Pronunciation: /ˌrezˈverəträl
 
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Definition of resveratrol in English:

noun

Chemistry
A polyphenol compound found in certain plants and in red wine that has antioxidant properties and has been investigated for possible anticarcinogenic effects.
Example sentences
  • However, the beneficial metabolic effects of resveratrol have been clearly demonstrated in diabetic animal models.
  • Indeed, in the laboratory resveratrol protects cells from cancerous change.
  • Found in the skin of grapes, resveratrol belongs to a class of antioxidants produced by the plant to protect against infection.

Origin

1930s: blend of resin and veratrum (the plant from which the compound was first obtained) + -ol.

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