ergosterol

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

Definition of ergosterol

  1. :  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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ergosterol

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

Medical Definition of ergosterol

  1. :  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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