Glycine max. A plant of Asian origin that produces beans used in many food products. Soy products contain isoflavones (estrogen-like substances) that are being studied for the prevention of cancer, hot flashes that occur with menopause, and osteoporosis (loss of bone density). Soy products in the diet may lower cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of heart disease. Also called soy, soya, and Glycine max.

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  • Soybean — Soy bean (soi b[=e]n ), n. 1. (Bot.) An Asiatic leguminous herb ({Glycine max}, formerly {Glycine Soja}) the seeds of which (also called {soy beans}) are used in preparing the sauce called {soy}. Called also {soya bean} and {soya}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • soybean — 1795, from SOY (Cf. soy) + BEAN (Cf. bean) …   Etymology dictionary

  • soybean — [soi′bēn΄] n. [ SOY + BEAN] 1. an annual crop plant (Glycine max) of the pea family, native to China and Japan but widely grown for its seeds, which contain much protein and oil, and as a forage and cover crop 2. its seed …   English World dictionary

  • soybean — /soy been /, n. 1. a bushy Old World plant, Glycine max, of the legume family, grown in the U.S., chiefly for forage and soil improvement. 2. the seed of this plant, used for food, as a livestock feed, and for a variety of other commercial uses.… …   Universalium

  • Soybean — ] Role of soyfoods in disease preventionOmega 3 fatty acidsOmega 3 fatty acids, for example, alpha linolenic acid C18 3, all cis, 9,12,15 octadecatrienoic acid (where the omega 3 refers to carbon number 3 counting from the hydrocarbon tail… …   Wikipedia

  • soybean — noun 1. a source of oil; used for forage and soil improvement and as food • Syn: ↑soy, ↑soya bean • Hypernyms: ↑bean • Part Holonyms: ↑soy, ↑soya, ↑s …   Useful english dictionary

  • soybean — UK [ˈsɔɪˌbiːn] / US [ˈsɔɪˌbɪn] noun [countable] Word forms soybean : singular soybean plural soybeans American a soya bean …   English dictionary

  • soybean — noun Soybean is used before these nouns: ↑farmer, ↑oil …   Collocations dictionary

  • soybean — n. leguminous annual herb native to southeast Asia (grown to improve soil, to provide forage for livestock and for its nutritious seeds); nutritious edible seed of the soybean plant …   English contemporary dictionary

  • soybean — gauruotoji soja statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Pupinių šeimos aliejinis, maistinis, pašarinis, prieskoninis, vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Glycine max), paplitęs Azijos rytuose. Iš jo gaunamas krakmolas, gaminami maisto priedai (kvėpikliai) …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • soybean — soja statusas T sritis augalininkystė atitikmenys: lot. Glycine angl. soybean; soja bean rus. соя …   Žemės ūkio augalų selekcijos ir sėklininkystės terminų žodynas

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