phytosterol

noun
phy·​tos·​ter·​ol | \fī-ˈtä-stə-ˌrȯl, -ˌrōl\

Definition of phytosterol 

: any of various sterols derived from plants

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And that is not all: extracts from the rose flower itself contain many essential fatty acids such as ω3 and ω6 as well as micronutrients like α-tocopherol (Vitamin E) and β-sitosterol (which is a phytosterol). Bel Dumé, Scientific American, "For Better Skin Care, Start With Better Combinations of Ingredients," 4 May 2018 Promote eye, skin, and bone health: Phytochemicals like carotenoids and phytosterols reduce oxidative and inflammatory stress. Caroline Walder, Good Housekeeping, "Why You Should Eat Avocado Every Single Day," 26 Feb. 2018 PSO contains phytosterols which decrease inflammation in the body and may help in lowering cholesterol (but ask your physician first prior to adding to your diet). Alexandra Tunell, Harper's BAZAAR, "Why You Need Pumpkin Seed Oil In Your Skin Care This Fall," 15 Sep. 2014

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1898, in the meaning defined above

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phytosterol

noun
phy·​tos·​ter·​ol | \fī-ˈtäs-tə-ˌrȯl, -ˌrōl \

Medical Definition of phytosterol 

: any of various sterols derived from plants — compare zoosterol

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