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phytosterol

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noun phy·tos·ter·ol \fī-ˈtäs-tə-ˌrȯl, -ˌrōl\

Definition of phytosterol

  1. :  any of various sterols derived from plants



Origin and Etymology of phytosterol

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1898


Medical Dictionary

phytosterol

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noun phy·tos·ter·ol \fī-ˈtäs-tə-ˌrȯl, -ˌrōl\

Medical Definition of phytosterol

  1. :  any of various sterols derived from plants—compare zoosterol




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