vitamin D vitamin D n. any of several chemically related fat-soluble vitamins that prevent rickets. It is found in fish-liver oils, egg yolks and milk. Component vitamin D2 is also called {calciferol}, and vitamin D3 is called {cholecalciferol}.

Syn: calciferol, ergocalciferol, cholecalciferol. [WordNet 1.5]

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  • Cholecalciferol — ⇒ Calciferol …   Deutsch wörterbuch der biologie

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  • Cholecalciferol — Strukturformel Allgemeines Trivialname Vitamin D3 …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • Cholecalciferol — Cho|le|cal|ci|fe|rol [zu ↑ Cholesterin] ↑ Calciferol. * * * Cholecalciferol   [ç ] das, s, Vitamin D3, Calciferole …   Universal-Lexikon

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