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 (rĕz-vîr′ĭ-trôl′, -trŏl′, -trōl′)
A polyphenolic compound, C14H12O3, that is found in grapes, mulberries, peanuts, and other plants or food products, especially red wine, has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, and may protect against cancer and cardiovascular disease.

[res(orcinol) + New Latin Vērātrum, hellebore genus; see veratrine + -ol.]


(Biochemistry) a compound found in red grapes, mulberries, peanuts, and certain plants, used medicinally as an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory
[C20: from res(orcinol) + veratr(ine) + -ol1]
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Grapes also appear to have an important role to play in protecting against cancer thanks to the presence of quercetin and a key phytochemical known as reservatol.
Notably, treatment of breast cancer cell lines with chemotherapeutic agents such as Taxol and Reservatol increases cellular levels of ceramide and induces apoptosis.
Antioxidants such as reservatol from red wine and extreme caloric restriction may prolong life.