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 Generation Beauty also offers its Silver & Glowing shampoo and conditioner specifically to keep gray hair bright and soft with the help of vitamin E and biotin. Jihan Forbes, Allure, 7 Jan. 2022 For frizzy hair, Ouai’s Leave In Conditioner uses tamarind seed to relax kinks and panthenol and vitamin E for easy detangling. New York Times, 6 Jan. 2022 In addition to smoothing the appearance of wrinkles and unwanted texture, this budget-friendly formula blankets the skin in hydrating squalane and antioxidant-rich vitamin E to ensure lasting hydration. Anthea Levi, Health.com, 17 Nov. 2021 Fortified with antioxidant-rich amino acids, vitamin E and flavonoids, this lightweight hydrator seals moisture in while fighting free radical damage and inhibiting the breakdown of collagen—for a smoother, more youthful-looking skin. Noma Nazish, Forbes, 29 Dec. 2021 The aluminum-free stick deodorant contains aloe vera, vitamin E, baking soda, and grapefruit seed extract. Lauren Rearick, Health.com, 7 Dec. 2021 This vitamin E serum from Health Priority receives consistent praise among its users. Lauren Rearick, Travel + Leisure, 8 Dec. 2021 There’s also grapeseed oil to firm and smooth fine lines, sweet almond oil to brighten and lock in moisture, jojoba seed oil to plump and balance oil production, and vitamin E oil for its healing powers. Celia Shatzman, Forbes, 29 May 2021 The ingredient list is packed with power players like ceramides, tetrapeptides, edelweiss extract, vitamin E and red algae. Celia Shatzman, Forbes, 29 Oct. 2021

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First Known Use of vitamin E

1925, in the meaning defined above

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“Vitamin E.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vitamin%20E. Accessed 27 Jan. 2022.

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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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