oleocanthal

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oleocanthal (uncountable)

  1. (biochemistry) A tyrosol ester isolated from extra-virgin olive oil, with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
    • 2007 June 6, Harold Mcgee, “Extra Virgin Anti-Inflammatories”, New York Times:
      He, Dr. Breslin and several collaborators confirmed that the pungent substance in olive oil is a phenolic chemical, which they named oleocanthal.