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1. Of or relating to phytochemistry.
2. Of or relating to phytochemicals.
A nonnutritive bioactive plant substance, such as a flavonoid or carotenoid, considered to have a beneficial effect on human health. Also called phytonutrient.

phy′to·chem′i·cal·ly adv.


1. (Chemistry) of or relating to phytochemistry or phytochemicals
2. (Botany) of or relating to phytochemistry or phytochemicals
3. (Chemistry) a chemical that occurs naturally in a plant
4. (Botany) a chemical that occurs naturally in a plant


(adj. ˌfaɪ təˈkɛm ɪ kəl; n. ˈfaɪ təˌkɛm-)
1. of or pertaining to phytochemistry or phytochemicals.
2. a chemical compound found in plants, believed to have health benefits in humans.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.phytochemical - a chemical substance obtained from plants that is biologically active but not nutritive
carotenoid - any of a class of highly unsaturated yellow to red pigments occurring in plants and animals
chemical, chemical substance - material produced by or used in a reaction involving changes in atoms or molecules
flavonoid - any of a large class of plant pigments having a chemical structure based on or similar to flavone
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Dr Khan explained that emphasizing richly colored fruits and vegetables and cooking with herbs and spices can boost vitamin and phytochemical intake.
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Summary: The present work was done to assess the phytochemical screening and anthelmintic potential of leaves and bark of Andrachne cordifolia (Wall.
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They determined the phytochemical content--total phenolic and total flavonoid content--and radical scavenging activity of 2, 2-diphenyl-1- picrylhydrazyl (DPPH), as well as the ferric reducing antioxidant power of the extracts.
Phytochemical profiling confirmed the presence of certain organic compounds (terpenoids, flavonoids, phenolics, tannins and coumarines) in the crude basil extracts, bearing strong antibacterial properties.
Europe is a large market for plant extracts and phytochemical ingredients, since a majority of the food processing and pharmaceutical companies are established in this region.
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Scientists, and our patients, have a habit of looking for the cure to cancer (and everything else that ails them) in the single phytochemical that will act as a magic bullet.
A team of Agricultural Research Service scientists has reported a biotechnological approach that enables crop species to produce, or to increase production of, the phytochemical compound pterostilbene.
Rice bran, an outer layer of whole grain rice, is a rich source of the phytochemical known as gamma-oryzanol and of two forms of vitamin E--the tocopherols and the tocotrienols.
Researchers believe the white flesh of such fruits contains a phytochemical called querce-tin that may help protect against stroke.