vitamin E

noun

Definition of vitamin E

: any of several fat-soluble vitamins that are chemically tocopherols whose lack in the human body is associated especially with neurological symptoms (as ataxia and muscle weakness), that are found especially in wheat germ, vegetable oils, egg yolk, and green leafy vegetables or are made synthetically, and that are used chiefly in animal feeds and as antioxidants especially : alpha-tocopherol

Examples of vitamin E in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This foundation gives the skin a moisturizing boost with a thin veil of makeup that includes vitamin E oil, antioxidants, and peptides. Akili King, Vogue, "15 of the Best Foundations for Dry Skin to Try This Winter," 9 Dec. 2020 The balm features vitamin E and watermelon extract to exfoliate and hydrate chapped lips while leaving a natural pink flush. Tiffany Dodson, SELF, "15 Must-Have Items to Shop at Sephora's Holiday Savings Event," 4 Nov. 2020 Plus, DUDE Wipes are unscented and contain naturally soothing aloe vera and vitamin E to pamper your behind. Camryn Rabideau, USA TODAY, "20 personal care products designed specifically for men," 8 Oct. 2020 Packed with ultra-nourishing hyaluronic acid, vitamin E and jojoba oil, this cream promises to hydrate and brighten skin without drying you out. Cnn Underscored Staff, CNN Underscored, "These 5-star Amazon products make for the perfect holiday gifts," 8 Dec. 2020 Topical vitamin E has also emerged as a popular treatment for a number of skin disorders, due to its antioxidant properties. Julie Ricevuto, Allure, "The Science of Beauty: The Complete Guide to Vitamins for Skin Health," 12 Nov. 2020 Glaxo’s adjuvant, called AS03, is a combination of vitamin E and liver oil taken from sharks. Joseph Walker, WSJ, "To Find a Coronavirus Vaccine, GlaxoSmithKline Is Bonding With Its Biggest Competitors," 24 Oct. 2020 Brown rice is a whole grain that delivers an impressive array of vitamins and minerals, including vitamin B6, folate, vitamin E, potassium, magnesium and fiber. Darlene Zimmerman, Detroit Free Press, "Casserole inspired by stuffed peppers makes a good-for-you home-cooked meal," 6 Dec. 2020 Lined with lavender and vitamin E, this crossover between a sock and a slipper is designed to deliver ultimate moisture for a pampered, soothing feel. NBC News, "How to find the best walking shoes," 7 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of vitamin E

1925, in the meaning defined above

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13 Jan 2021

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“Vitamin E.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vitamin%20E. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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vitamin E

noun

Medical Definition of vitamin E

: any of several fat-soluble vitamins that are chemically tocopherols or tocotrienols whose lack in the human body is associated especially with neurological symptoms (as ataxia and muscle weakness), that are found especially in wheat germ, vegetable oils, egg yolk, and green leafy vegetables or are made synthetically, and that are used chiefly in animal feeds and as antioxidants especially : alpha-tocopherol

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