stigmasterol

noun
stig·​mas·​ter·​ol | \ stig-ˈma-stə-ˌrȯl How to pronounce stigmasterol (audio) , -ˌrōl \

Definition of stigmasterol

: a crystalline sterol C29H48O obtained especially from soybean oil

First Known Use of stigmasterol

1907, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for stigmasterol

New Latin Physostigma (genus including the Calabar bean, a source of stigmasterol) + International Scientific Vocabulary sterol

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“Stigmasterol.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stigmasterol. Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

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stigmasterol

noun
stig·​mas·​ter·​ol | \ stig-ˈmas-tə-ˌrȯl How to pronounce stigmasterol (audio) , -ˌrōl How to pronounce stigmasterol (audio) \

Medical Definition of stigmasterol

: a crystalline sterol C29H48O obtained especially from soybean oil

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