spinasterol

noun spi·na·sterol \¦spīnə+\

Definition of spinasterol

plural

-s

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

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Origin and Etymology of spinasterol

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


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