phytol

noun
phy·​tol | \ ˈfī-ˌtȯl How to pronounce phytol (audio) , -ˌtōl How to pronounce phytol (audio) \

Medical Definition of phytol

: an oily aliphatic primary alcohol C20H39OH obtained by hydrolysis of chlorophyll and used in synthesizing vitamin E and vitamin K1

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“Phytol.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/phytol. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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