ergosterol

noun
er·gos·ter·ol | \ (ˌ)ər-ˈgä-stə-ˌrȯl , -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

First Known Use of ergosterol

1906, in the meaning defined above

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ergosterol

noun
er·gos·ter·ol | \ (ˌ)ər-ˈgäs-tə-ˌrȯl , -ˌrōl \

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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