7-dehydrocholesterol

noun
7-de·​hy·​dro·​cho·​les·​ter·​ol | \ ˈsev-ən-(ˌ)dē-ˌhī-drō-kə-ˈles-tə-ˌrōl How to pronounce 7-dehydrocholesterol (audio) , -ˌrȯl How to pronounce 7-dehydrocholesterol (audio) \

Medical Definition of 7-dehydrocholesterol

: a crystalline steroid alcohol C27H43OH that occurs (as in the skin) chiefly in higher animals and humans and that yields vitamin D3 on irradiation with ultraviolet light

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“7-dehydrocholesterol.” The Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/7-dehydrocholesterol. Accessed 9 December 2019.

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