noun. any of a large class of plant pigments having a chemical structure based on or similar to flavone.
- -oid (English)
- εἶδος (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
- flavone (English)
Example sentences of the word flavonoid
Quercetin, a member of the flavonoid family, gives many fruits and vegetables their vibrant color, and quercetin may help protect against cancer and heart disease, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center 123.
2. Noun, singular or mass
Hesperidin is a potent flavonoid in citrus fruits that is most abundant in the peel of the orange.