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phy·to·chem·i·cal  audio  (ft-km-kl) KEY 

ADJECTIVE:
  1. Of or relating to phytochemistry.
  2. Of or relating to phytochemicals.
NOUN:
A nonnutritive bioactive plant substance, such as a flavonoid or carotenoid, considered to have a beneficial effect on human health.


OTHER FORMS:
phyto·chemi·cal·ly(Adverb)


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