Definition of phytochemical in English:


Line breaks: phyto|chem¦ical
Pronunciation: /fʌɪtəʊˈkɛmɪk(ə)l


  • Any of various biologically active compounds found in plants.
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    • 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.


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  • Relating to phytochemistry or phytochemicals.
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    • ‘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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