Definition of isoflavone in English:

isoflavone

noun

Chemistry
  • A crystalline compound whose derivatives occur in many plants (especially pulses), often as glycosides.

    • ‘Called isoflavones, these chemical compounds can positively affect body function.’
    • ‘Soy foods contain isoflavones (natural plant oestrogen) that have similar properties to human oestrogen, but are much weaker.’
    • ‘The important aspects of these isoflavones decrease the bad cholesterol and increase the good - especially in women.’
    • ‘Soya products and tofu are excellent sources of protein and isoflavones.’
    • ‘This was shown by measuring urinary concentrations of isoflavones in both groups.’

Pronunciation

isoflavone

/ˌʌɪsə(ʊ)ˈfleɪvəʊn/