cholecalciferol

noun cho·le·cal·cif·er·ol \ ˌkō-lə-(ˌ)kal-ˈsi-fə-ˌrȯl , -ˌrōl \

Definition of cholecalciferol

:a sterol C27H43OH that is a natural form of vitamin D found especially in fish, egg yolks, and fish-liver oils and is formed in the skin on exposure to sunlight or ultraviolet rays called also vitamin D3

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cholecalciferol

noun cho·le·cal·cif·er·ol \ ˌkō-lə-(ˌ)kal-ˈsif-ə-ˌrȯl, -ˌrōl \

medical Definition of cholecalciferol

:a sterol C27H43OH that is a natural form of vitamin D found especially in fish, egg yolks, and fish-liver oils and is formed in the skin on exposure to sunlight or ultraviolet rays called also vitamin D, vitamin D3

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