alpha-tocopherol

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noun al·pha-to·coph·er·ol \ -tō-ˈkä-fə-ˌrȯl , -ˌrōl \

Definition of alpha-tocopherol

:a tocopherol C29H50O2 with high vitamin E potency :vitamin e

First Known Use of alpha-tocopherol

1941


Medical Dictionary

alpha-tocopherol

noun al·pha-to·coph·er·ol \ ˌal-fə-tō-ˈkäf-ə-ˌrȯl, -ˌrōl \

medical Definition of alpha-tocopherol

:a tocopherol C29H50O2 with high vitamin E potency

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