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

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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The first known use of sitosterol was in 1898

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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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