policosanol

noun
pol·i·co·sa·nol
variants: also polycosanol \ˌpäl-ē-ˈkō-sə-ˌnȯl \

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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