plural -s
: any of several unsaturated isomeric phytosterols C29H47OH obtained especially from spinach leaves or the oil from alfalfa seeds and distinguished by Greek letters

Word History


New Latin Spinacia (genus name of the spinach plant Spinacia oleracea) + English sterol

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“Spinasterol.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spinasterol. Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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