policosanol

noun
pol·​i·​co·​sa·​nol
variants: also polycosanol \ ˌpäl-​ē-​ˈkō-​sə-​ˌnȯl How to pronounce policosanol (audio) \

Medical Definition of policosanol

: 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 23 May. 2022.

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