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[fahy-tuh-kem-i-kuh l] /ˌfaɪ təˈkɛm ɪ kəl/

Also called phytonutrient. any of various bioactive chemical compounds found in plants, as antioxidants, considered to be beneficial to human health.
of or relating to phytochemistry or phytochemicals.
of or relating to phytochemistry or phytochemicals
a chemical that occurrs naturally in a plant
A plant-derived chemical that is not considered an essential nutrient in the human diet but is believed to have beneficial health effects.


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