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

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Recent Examples on the Web Most of the illnesses have been linked to illicit market products, however federal officials said vitamin E may have landed, intentionally or not, in the legal cannabis vape supply chain. BostonGlobe.com, "What do we know about the lung illnesses?," 12 Nov. 2019 The Washington Post has reported that vitamin E could cool down enough to turn into oil droplets before it is absorbed into vapers’ lungs, accumulating to the point that the material could elicit a violent immune system reaction. oregonlive, "Possible culprit in vaping lung illness epidemic identified in ’breakthrough’ development," 8 Nov. 2019 What also makes vitamin E acetate suspect is the timing. San Diego Union-Tribune, "As CDC warns against all cannabis vaping, California’s legal market tries to ease consumer fears," 14 Oct. 2019 Despite early findings of THC or vitamin E acetate, the nicotine vaping industry is taking the heat for hospitalizations. Lily Jackson | Ljackson@al.com, al, "Vaping, vaping, vaping: Let’s talk about what it is," 20 Sep. 2019 No cause has been established, but some researchers suspect vitamin E acetate, which recently has been used as a thickener, particularly in black market vape cartridges. BostonGlobe.com, "Vaping illness in US gives Canada pause as legal marijuana vaping sales near - The Boston Globe," 17 Sep. 2019 No cause has been established, but some researchers suspect vitamin E acetate, which recently has been used as a thickener, particularly in black market vape cartridges. Washington Post, "Vaping illness in US gives Canada pause as legal sales near," 13 Sep. 2019 After extensive testing, New York investigators have focused on vitamin E acetate, which recently has been used as a thickener, particularly in black market vape cartridges. Josh Kovner, courant.com, "11 cases of serious lung injury now linked to vaping in Connecticut; health officials urge people to avoid e-cigarettes," 12 Sep. 2019 State health officials in New York have pointed to vitamin E acetate as a likely culprit. Josh Wingrove, Fortune, "Trump Is Trying to Ban Flavored Vape Cartridges," 11 Sep. 2019

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1925, in the meaning defined above

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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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