Definition of dihydrochalcone in English:


Pronunciation /dʌɪˌhʌɪdrə(ʊ)ˈkalkəʊn/


  • 1A dihydro derivative of the compound chalcone; 1,3-diphenyl-propan-1-one, C₆ H₅ —CH₂ CH₂ CO—C₆ H₅.

  • 2Any of a group of flavonoids that are dihydro derivatives of chalcones, many of which occur in plants and some of which have an extremely sweet taste and are used in artificial sweeteners.


1930s; earliest use found in Chemical Review. From dihydro- + chalcone.