soy

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 soya, soybean, and Glycine max.

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  • soy — SOY. Pronom personnel de la troisiesme personne & de tout genre. Il ne sert jamais de nominatif. Prendre sur soy l évenement d une affaire. penser à soy. prendre garde à soy. estre à soy. rapporter tout à soy. revenir à soy. il est malhonneste de …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Soy yo — Álbum de Marta Sánchez Publicación 7 de mayo de 2002 …   Wikipedia Español

  • Soy — Soy …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Soy — o SOY puede referirse a: SOY, suplemento del diario argentino Página/12. Música Soy (2001), álbum de la cantante mexicana Alejandra Guzmán. Soy (2006), álbum de la cantante mexicana Cynthia. Soy (2008), álbum del cantante Víctor Manuelle. Soy… …   Wikipedia Español

  • soy — UK [sɔɪ] / US or soya UK [ˈsɔɪə] / US noun Word forms soy : singular soy plural soys 1) [countable/uncountable] a soya bean 2) [uncountable] soy sauce …   English dictionary

  • Soy — (soi), Soya Soy a(soi [.a]), n. [Chinese sh[=o]y[=u].] 1. A Chinese and Japanese liquid sauce for fish, etc., made by subjecting boiled beans (esp. soybeans), or beans and meal, to long fermentation and then long digestion in salt and water.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • soy — [ sɔı ] or soy|a [ sɔıə ] noun 1. ) count or uncount a SOYBEAN 2. ) uncount SOY SAUCE …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • soy — 1670s, saio sauce for fish, made from soybeans, from Du. soya, from Japanese soyu, variant of shoyu soy, from Chinese shi yu, from shi fermented soy beans + yu oil. Etymology reflects Dutch presence in Japan long before English merchants began to …   Etymology dictionary

  • soy|a — «SOY uh», noun. British. soy …   Useful english dictionary

  • soy — /soy/, n. 1. See soy sauce. 2. the soybean. [1690 1700; perh. via D or NL < Japn shoyu, earlier shauyu < MChin, equiv. to Chin jìngyóu soybean oil] * * * …   Universalium

  • soy — Soy, Seruat y Graecum, quia Graece scribitur, {{t=g}}hou,{{/t}} aspiratio autem vertitur in s. Le pere entend que les enfans appartiennent à soy, Intelligit ad se pater filios pertinere …   Thresor de la langue françoyse


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