stanol

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noun sta·nol \ˈsta-ˌnȯl, ˈstā-\

Definition of stanol

  1. :  any of the fully saturated phytosterols

Origin and Etymology of stanol

-stane (as in cholestane, a saturated derivative of cholesterol, from cholesterol + -ane) + sterol


First Known Use: 1949


Medical Dictionary

stanol

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noun sta·nol \ˈstan-ˌȯl, ˈstā-ˌnȯl\

Medical Definition of stanol

  1. :  any of the fully saturated phytosterols—see sitostanol


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