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tocopherol

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tocopherol

noun to·coph·er·ol \tō-ˈkä-fə-ˌrl, -ˌrōl\

Definition of TOCOPHEROL

:  any of several fat-soluble oily phenolic compounds with varying degrees of antioxidant vitamin E activity; especially :  alpha-tocopherol

Origin of TOCOPHEROL

International Scientific Vocabulary, ultimately from Greek tokos childbirth, offspring (akin to Greek tiktein to beget) + pherein to carry, bear — more at thane, bear
First Known Use: circa 1936

tocopherol

noun to·coph·er·ol \tō-ˈkäf-ə-ˌrl, -ˌrōl\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of TOCOPHEROL

:  any of several fat-soluble oily phenolic compounds with varying degrees of antioxidant vitamin E activity; especially :  alpha-tocopherol

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