avocado-soybean unsaponifiables


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avocado-soybean unsaponifiables (äˈ·v·käˑ·dō-soiˑ·bēn unˈ·s·pnˈ··fīˑ··blz),

n.pl compounds extracted from avocado and soybean oils; believed to affect the development and repair of cartilage that protects the ends of the bones; used to treat osteoarthritis of knee and hip.