sitosterol

noun
si·​tos·​ter·​ol | \ sī-ˈtä-stə-ˌrȯl How to pronounce sitosterol (audio) , sə-, -ˌrōl \

Definition of sitosterol

: any of several sterols that are widespread especially in plant products (such as wheat germ or soybean oil) and are used as starting materials for the synthesis of steroid hormones

Examples of sitosterol in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Treatment lowered the girl’s sitosterol levels and helped her gain weight. Mark Johnson, USA Today, 29 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of sitosterol

1898, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sitosterol

Greek sitos grain + English sterol

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“Sitosterol.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sitosterol. Accessed 18 Jan. 2022.

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sitosterol

noun
si·​tos·​ter·​ol | \ sī-ˈtäs-tə-ˌrȯl How to pronounce sitosterol (audio) , sə- How to pronounce sitosterol (audio) , -ˌrōl \

Medical Definition of sitosterol

: any of several sterols that occur widely in plant products (as wheat germ or soybean oil) and are used in the synthesis of steroid hormones especially : beta-sitosterol

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Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about sitosterol

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