sitosterol


si·tos·ter·ol

noun \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

Origin of SITOSTEROL

Greek sitos grain + English sterol
First Known Use: 1898

si·tos·ter·ol

noun \sī-ˈtäs-tə-ˌrl, sə-, -ˌrōl\   (Medical Dictionary)

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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