cholecalciferol

noun
cho·​le·​cal·​cif·​er·​ol | \ ˌkō-lə-(ˌ)kal-ˈsi-fə-ˌrȯl How to pronounce cholecalciferol (audio) , -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

First Known Use of cholecalciferol

1955, in the meaning defined above

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“Cholecalciferol.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cholecalciferol. Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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cholecalciferol

noun
cho·​le·​cal·​cif·​er·​ol | \ ˌkō-lə-(ˌ)kal-ˈsif-ə-ˌrȯl, -ˌrōl How to pronounce cholecalciferol (audio) \

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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