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glucosinolates

Pronunciation: glu'ko-sin'o-lates

Definition: A group of secondary plant metabolites occurring in cruciferous plants, especially Brassica vegetables (such as cabbage); hydrolyzed into wide range of biologically active compounds, including isothiocyanates, which show anticarcinogenic activity.

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