policosanol

noun

pol·​i·​co·​sa·​nol
variants also polycosanol
: 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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“Policosanol.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/policosanol. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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