tachysterol

noun
ta·​chys·​ter·​ol | \ ta-ˈkist-ə-ˌrȯl How to pronounce tachysterol (audio) , -ˌrōl How to pronounce tachysterol (audio) \

Medical Definition of tachysterol

: an oily liquid alcohol C28H43OH isomeric with ergosterol that is formed by ultraviolet irradiation of ergosterol or lumisterol and that on further irradiation yields vitamin D2 — see dihydrotachysterol

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“Tachysterol.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/tachysterol. Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

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