Definition of polyphenol in English:

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polyphenol

Pronunciation: /ˌpɒlɪˈfiːnɒl/

noun

Chemistry
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.

Derivatives

polyphenolic

adjective
Example sentences
  • This comprises synthesis of different flavonoids and other polyphenolic compounds like tannins and lignins.
  • The flavonoids are polyphenolic compounds with antioxidant properties and are widely distributed in foods of plant origin such as vegetables, fruits, tea and wine.
  • There were considerable difficulties in resolving enzymes in T. loscosii, due to interference during the extraction from polyphenolic substances and volatile oils.
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