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fla·vo·noid

 (flā′və-noid′)
n.
1. Any of a large group of water-soluble antioxidant compounds, including the anthocyanins, flavonols, flavones, and isoflavonoids, often occurring as glycosides in plants and consisting of two aromatic rings linked by a carbon bridge that often forms a heterocyclic ring. Flavonoids are found in tea, red wine, and a variety of vegetables and fruits.
2. Any of various compounds that are a subset of this group, including the flavones, flavanols, and flavonols, as distinguished from the isoflavonoids. In both senses also called bioflavonoid.

flavonoid

(ˈfleɪvəˌnɔɪd)
n
(Elements & Compounds) any of a group of organic compounds that occur as pigments in fruit and flowers
[C20: from flavone + -oid]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.flavonoid - any of a large class of plant pigments having a chemical structure based on or similar to flavone
phytochemical - a chemical substance obtained from plants that is biologically active but not nutritive
pigment - dry coloring material (especially a powder to be mixed with a liquid to produce paint, etc.)
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flavonoid

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Besides being edible and fragrant, they all contain high amounts of flavonoids, a group of phytochemicals well studied for their link to fighting cancer.
Flavonoids are plant compounds thought to have a variety of health-promoting properties, including protection against cancer, dementia and heart disease.
Phenolic compounds and flavonoids are important groups of secondary metabolites and bioactive products, are produced as a response to environmental pollution through improving defense mechanism of injured plants, are antioxidants capable of scavenging free superoxide radicals and as such, are crucial for plant growth and reproduction [18,6,11,1].
Sulphated esters of the flavonoids sulphated quercetin 3,7,3',4'-tetrasulphated (QTS) and quercetin 3-acetyl-7,3,4'-trisulphate (ATS), isolated from Flaveria bidentis, have demonstrated anticoagulant and antiplatelet properties.
Flavonoids are the essential sweet active constituents of Sweet Tea, and they have direct relationship with the sweet tonic beverage and traditional herb.
In this study, some important parameters were optimized for effective extraction and purification of total flavonoids from corn silk, and the anti-hyperlipidemic activities was analyzed in rabbits by feeding experiment.
Now, a new study shows that a particular gut microbe can prevent severe flu infections in mice, likely by breaking down naturally occurring compounds, called flavonoids, commonly found in foods such as black tea, red wine, and blueberries.
The structure of flavonoids comprises two aromatic rings connected by three carbon atoms, with a general formula [C.
Scientists at the Washington University School of Medicine, who conducted the test on mice, explain that a compound called flavonoids found in such food products as red wine, black tea and blueberries can help gut bacteria fight infections and prevent severe influenza.
The expression of floral color was primarily determined by the production of pigments, especially by flavonoids which included anthocyanins and anthoxanthins (Zhao and Tao, 2015).
Flavonoids are found in fruits, vegetables, grains, herbs, and beverages.
A 2015 study found that women with the highest intake of substances called flavonoids had a reduced risk of death compared with women who had the lowest intake of flavonoids.