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stigmasterol

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noun stig·mas·ter·ol \stig-ˈmas-tə-ˌrȯl, -ˌrōl\

Definition of stigmasterol

  1. :  a crystalline sterol C29H48O obtained especially from soybean oil



Origin and Etymology of stigmasterol

New Latin Physostigma (genus including the Calabar bean, a source of stigmasterol) + International Scientific Vocabulary sterol


First Known Use: 1907


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stigmasterol

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noun stig·mas·ter·ol \stig-ˈmas-tə-ˌrȯl, -ˌrōl\

Medical Definition of stigmasterol

  1. :  a crystalline sterol C29H48O obtained especially from soybean oil




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