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retinol

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noun ret·i·nol \ˈre-tə-ˌnȯl, -ˌnōl\

Definition of retinol

  1. :  the chief and typical vitamin A C20H29OH that is a highly unsaturated alicyclic alcohol used in various forms in medicine and nutrition



Origin and Etymology of retinol

retin- + 1-ol; from its being the source of retinal


First Known Use: 1960


Medical Dictionary

retinol

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noun ret·i·nol \ˈret-ən-ˌȯl, -ˌōl\

Medical Definition of retinol

  1. :  vitamin a a




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  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of retinol Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about retinol


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