stanol

noun
sta·​nol | \ˈsta-ˌnȯl, ˈstā-\

Definition of stanol 

: any of the fully saturated phytosterols

First Known Use of stanol

1949, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for stanol

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

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stanol

noun
sta·​nol | \ˈstan-ˌȯl, ˈstā-ˌnȯl \

Medical Definition of stanol 

: any of the fully saturated phytosterols — see sitostanol

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