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ergosterol

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noun er·gos·ter·ol \(ˌ)ər-ˈgäs-tə-ˌrȯl, -ˌrōl\

Definition of ergosterol

  1. :  a crystalline steroid alcohol C28H44O that occurs especially in yeast, molds, and ergot and is converted by ultraviolet irradiation ultimately into vitamin D2



Origin and Etymology of ergosterol

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1906


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ergosterol

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noun er·gos·ter·ol \(ˌ)ər-ˈgäs-tə-ˌrȯl, -ˌrōl\

Medical Definition of ergosterol

  1. :  a crystalline steroid alcohol C28H44O that occurs especially in yeast, molds, and ergot and is converted by ultraviolet irradiation ultimately into vitamin D2




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