phytochemical

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Etymology[edit]

From phyto- +‎ chemical.

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phytochemical (not comparable)

  1. Pertaining to the chemistry of plants. [from 19th c.]
    • 1985, Wade Davis, The Serpent and the Rainbow, Simon & Schuster, p. 87:
      The plants used belonged to botanical families known to have little phytochemical significance.

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Noun[edit]

phytochemical (plural phytochemicals)

  1. Any chemical substance characteristic of plants.
  2. Any chemical or nutrient derived from a plant source; a phytonutrient.

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