Definition of genistein in English:

genistein

(also genisteine)

noun

Chemistry Pharmacology
  • A pale yellow isoflavone derivative originally obtained from dyer's broom (Genista tinctoria) and also present as a glycoside in soybeans and other leguminous plants, which has antioxidant, oestrogenic, and other physiological effects in humans and animals.

Origin

Late 19th century. From scientific Latin Genista, genus name + -ein.

Pronunciation

genistein

/dʒɪˈnɪstɪən/