Definition of Lignans

1. Noun. (plural of lignan) ¹



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Definition of Lignans

1. lignan [n] - See also: lignan

Medical Definition of Lignans

1. A class of dibenzylbutane derivatives which occurs in higher plants and in fluids (bile, serum, urine, etc.) in man and other animals. These compounds, which have a potential anti-cancer role, can be synthesised in vitro by human faecal flora. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lignans

lightwells
lightwood
lightwoods
lightworker
lighty
lightyear
lightyears
lign-
lign-aloes
lignage
lignages
lignaloes
lignan
lignane
lignanes
lignans (current term)
ligne
lignel
lignels
ligneous
ligneous plant
ligneous struma
ligneous thyroiditis
lignes
lignicide
lignicolous
ligniferous
lignification
lignifications

Literary usage of Lignans

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1. Ethnobotany and Medicinal Plants: Bibliography: January 1990-June 1991 by Susan A. McCarthy (1993)
"Language: English Descriptors: Mexico; Krameria; Medicinal plants; Roots; Chemical constituents of plants; lignans; Spectral analysis 288 NAL Call No: 450 ..."

2. Tissue Culture: Plants : A Bibliography, January 1991-April 1993. by Henry Gilbert (1994)
"lignans containing phenolic groups when added to the cultures rapidly disappeared without yielding any biotransformation products, and were presumably ..."

3. Alternative Medicine: Expanding Medical Horizons by DIANE Publishing Company (1995)
"Determination of urinary lignans and phytoestrogen metabolites, potential antiestrogens and ... Effect of dietary components, including lignans and phy- ..."

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