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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.]
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(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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