Meaning of isoflavone in English:


Pronunciation /ˌʌɪsə(ʊ)ˈfleɪvəʊn/


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

    A tricyclic ketone; chemical formula: C₁₅H₁₀O₂

    ‘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.’
    • ‘Soya products and tofu are excellent sources of protein and isoflavones.’
    • ‘The important aspects of these isoflavones decrease the bad cholesterol and increase the good - especially in women.’
    • ‘This was shown by measuring urinary concentrations of isoflavones in both groups.’