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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.
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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]
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(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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The results showed that shaftoside was the major flavone present in samples from all three locations in which concentration ranges from 2.55mmol/g to 17.43 mmol/g.
Additional proof for the structure of the new flavone galangustin (bucegin) obtained by carbon-13 NMR spectroscopy, Bul.l Soc.
New flavone C-glycosides from (Zea mays L.) for the control of the corn earworm (Helicoverpa zea).
Antioxidants with phenol, polyphenol and flavone chemical structure should be formulated in the 3.0 to 6.0 pH range, as these tend to oxidize faster in alkaline pH in the presence of air.
Molecular basis of the inhibition of human aromatase (estrogen synthetase) by flavone and isoflavone phytoestrogens: a site-directed mutagenesis study.
Many ginkgo products are standardized for flavone glycoside content at 24% and 6% terpene lactones.
In order to investigate the relations between different phenolic compounds and alternative branches of the biosynthetic pathway of phenolic metabolites, we analyzed the concentrations of condensed tannins and a wide range of nontannin phenolics, including cinnamic acid derivatives, flavonol glycosides, and flavone aglycones.
Herein we describe the synthesis and biological evaluation of xanthone and flavone derivatives with concomitant AChE inhibitory and antioxidant activities.
Flavonoids have been identified as active constituents of many medicinal plants such as Hypericum perforatum used in traditional system of medicine for the treatment of depression.[2,3] Many flavone compounds have been reported in literature to possess potent antinociceptive effect in different animal models.[4-6] A reciprocal association has been suggested between chronic pain and depression or anxiety disorders.
Quercetin (QC) is a phyto-derived bioactive flavone with numerous beneficial activities.
The compounds are Loasifolin (1), Eremoside A (2), Eremoside B (3), Kaempferol (3,4',5,7-tetrahydroxyflavone) (4), 5-Hydroxy-6,7,8,4'-tetramethoxyflavone (5), 5-Hydroxy-3',4',6,7,8-pentamethoxyflavone (6), Apigenin (4',5,7-trihydroxyflavone) (7), Luteolin (3',4',5,7-tetrahydroxy-flavone) (8), Apigenin 7-O-[beta]-D-glucopyranose (9) 4'-Methyl Kaempferol (3,5,6-trihydroxy-4methoxy flavone) (10) 5-Hydroxy-7,4-dimethoxy flavones (11), 6,7-Dime-thoxy-4,5-hydroxyflavone (12) and 3,5,7-Trihydroxy-3',4'-dimethoxyflavone (13).The structures of all isolated compounds are showed in Fig.