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sitosterol

noun si·tos·ter·ol \sī-ˈtäs-tə-ˌrl, sə-, -ˌrōl\

Definition of SITOSTEROL

:  any of several sterols that are widespread especially in plant products (as wheat germ or soybean oil) and are used as starting materials for the synthesis of steroid hormones
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Origin of SITOSTEROL

Greek sitos grain + English sterol
First Known Use: 1898
Medical Dictionary

sitosterol

noun si·tos·ter·ol \sī-ˈtäs-tə-ˌrl, sə-, -ˌrōl\

Medical Definition of SITOSTEROL

:  any of several sterols that are widespread especially in plant products (as wheat germ or soybean oil) and are used as starting materials for the synthesis of steroid hormones

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