(n) [phyto-, plant + estrogen] a nutrient naturally found in plants that exerts an estrogen-like effect on the body, usually by binding at an estrogen receptor cite
plant-made compound that mimics estrogen activity.
a naturally-occurring plant nutrie
a naturally-occurring plant nutrient that exerts an estrogen-like action on the body
a plant-derived, organic compound that mimics the hormone estrogen in a woman's body, and produces similar effects as the real estrogen hormone
a plant-produced compound that has properties similar to estrogen, a hormone that regulates a number of functions in the body, including sexual function, bone health, and proper cholesterol balance
a type of phytochemical, found in soy products, thought to inhibit estrogen-related cancers, relieve symptoms of menopause and protect against osteoporosis
an estrogen-like substance produced by plants.
A naturally occurring compound of plants, such as soybeans, or plant products, such as whole grain cereals, that acts like estrogen in the body.
a compound with oestrogen activity, naturally occurring in plants.
A plant substance with activity similar to human estrogen.
a compound that has a weak activity relating to or caused by estrogen.
A natural compound found in plants, including soy beans and whole grain cereals, that acts like a weak estrogen in the body.
an estrogen-like compound derived from plants
A weak estrogen-like substance found in some plants and plant products. Isoflavones, a type of phytoestrogen, are being studied in the prevention of osteoporosis, menopausal symptoms, and some types of cancer. Soybeans are a rich source of phytoestrogens.