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1. A crystalline compound, C15H10O2, that is the parent substance of a number of yellow plant pigments.
2. Any of various derivatives of this compound, found especially in celery and parsley and usually occurring as glycosides.


1. (Elements & Compounds) a crystalline compound occurring in plants. Formula: C15H10O2
2. (Botany) any of a class of yellow plant pigments derived from flavone
[C19: from German Flavon, from Latin flāvus yellow + -one]


(ˈfleɪ voʊn)

1. a colorless, crystalline, water-insoluble compound, C15H10O2, the parent substance of a group of yellow pigments.
2. any derivative of this compound.
[< German Flavon (1895) < Latin flāvus]
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Noun1.flavone - a colorless crystalline compound that is part of a number of white or yellow plant pigments
chemical compound, compound - (chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight
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Oregano contains polyphenols, including numerous flavones.
Aedin Cassidy and colleagues from the University of East Anglia (UK) analyzed data collected on 171,940 study subjects enrolled in the Nurses' Health Study and Nurses' Health Study II, examining associations between intakes of total flavonoids and their subclasses (flavanones, flavonols, anthocyanins, flavan-3-ols, flavones, and polymeric flavonoids) and risk of ovarian cancer.
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They followed 171,940 Nurses' Health Study and Nurses' Health Study II participants to examine associations between intakes of total flavonoids and their subclasses (flavanones, flavonols, anthocyanins, flavan-3-ols, flavones and polymeric flavonoids) and risk of ovarian cancer by using Cox proportional hazards models.
Phenylethanoid glycosides, the main active ingredients in Fructus Forsythiae extract possesses strong antibacterial, antioxidant and antiviral effects, and their contents were higher largely than that of other ingredients such as lignans and flavones, but their absolute bioavailability orally was significantly low, which influenced clinical efficacies of its oral preparations seriously.
They found that those who consumed plenty of anthocyanins and flavones had lower insulin resistance.
A red or orange colour indicates the presence of flavones aglycones (Shibata's reaction);
Two specific types of flavonoid, flavones and anthocyanins, were both found to have benefits that could lessen diabetes risk.
5] Peak Compound name Molecular weight 1 Phenol 94 2 Naphthalene 128 3 2, 3-dihydrobenzofuran 120 4 Tetradecane 198 5 4-hydroxybenzoic acidmethylester 152 6 Phenol-2, 4-Bis(1, 1-dimethyl) 206 7 Azelacicacid, dimethylester 216 8 Palmiticacid methylester 270 9 Octadecane(n-7) 254 10 5,5,8a-trimethyl-3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 180 8a-hexahydro-2H-chromene 11 Flavones 4'-OH, 5-OH, 7-di-O-glucoside OR 594 Kaempferol-3-O-rutinoside 12 1, 2-benzenedicarboxilic acid, 278 mono(2-ethylhexaylester) 13 Ovidin A 252 14 5-hydroxy-3, 6, 7, 3', 4'-pentamethoxy flavones 388 15 3, 5, 7-tris (trimethylsiloxy)-2[3, 4-di 662 (trimethylsiloxyphenyl] 4H-a-bezopyran-4-one
There are six flavonoid subclasses, including anthocyanidins, flavon-3-ols, and flavones, with each contain hundreds of compounds within them.
The relatively new natural ingredients including polymethoxylated flavones (PMFs), pomegranate, and tocotrienols of the vitamin E family are gaining prominence and are set to revolutionize the heart health ingredients market.