ergosterol

noun
er·​gos·​ter·​ol | \ (ˌ)ər-ˈgä-stə-ˌrȯl How to pronounce ergosterol (audio) , -ˌrōl \

Definition of ergosterol

: a crystalline steroid alcohol C28H44O that occurs especially in yeast, molds, and ergot and is converted by ultraviolet irradiation ultimately into vitamin D2

Examples of ergosterol in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Fluconazole inhibits the growth of yeast by decreasing the production of ergosterol. Joshua Cohen, Forbes, 7 June 2021

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First Known Use of ergosterol

1906, in the meaning defined above

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“Ergosterol.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ergosterol. Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

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ergosterol

noun
er·​gos·​ter·​ol | \ (ˌ)ər-ˈgäs-tə-ˌrȯl How to pronounce ergosterol (audio) , -ˌrōl How to pronounce ergosterol (audio) \

Medical Definition of ergosterol

: a crystalline steroid alcohol C28H44O that occurs especially in yeast, molds, and ergot and is converted by ultraviolet irradiation ultimately into vitamin D2

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