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policosanol

noun pol·i·co·sa·nol
variants: also

polycosanol

\ˌpäl-ē-ˈkō-sə-ˌnȯl\play

Medical Definition of policosanol

  1. :  a mixture of primary aliphatic alcohols derived chiefly from the waxy coating of sugarcane that is used especially as a dietary supplement to lower cholesterol levels though of uncertain effectiveness


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