phytosterol
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1898 any of various sterols derived from plants

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  • phytosterol — [fī täs′tər ôl΄, fī täs′tərōl΄] n. [ PHYTO + STEROL] 1. any of several steroid alcohols found in plants 2. an isomer of cholesterol found in plants …   English World dictionary

  • Phytosterol — Phytosterols (also called plant sterols) are a group of steroid alcohols, phytochemicals naturally occurring in plants. They are white powders with mild, characteristic odor, insoluble in water and soluble in alcohols. They have many applications …   Wikipedia

  • Phytostérol — Les phytostérols ou stérols naturels sont un groupe de stérols naturellement présents dans les plantes. Les phytostérols sont présents en petite quantité dans les huiles végétales, particulièrement dans l huile d argousier (1640 mg/100g huile)[1] …   Wikipédia en Français

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  • phytosterol — /fuy tos teuh rawl , rol /, n. Biochem. any of various sterols obtained from plants. [1895 1900; PHYTO + STEROL] * * * …   Universalium

  • phytosterol — noun Any of a group of steroid alcohols, phytochemicals naturally occurring in plants. They are white powders with mild, characteristic odor, insoluble in water and soluble in alcohols. Syn: plant sterol …   Wiktionary

  • phytosterol — Generic term for the sterols of plants. * * * phy·tos·ter·ol fī täs tə .rȯl, .rōl n any of various sterols derived from plants compare ZOOSTEROL * * * phy·tos·ter·ol (fi tosґtər ol″) a plant sterol. See also sitosterol …   Medical dictionary

  • phytosterol — phy·tos·te·rol …   English syllables

  • phytosterol — /faɪˈtɒstərɒl/ (say fuy tostuhrol) noun any of a number of sterols found in plants, used as food additives, and in medicines and cosmetics. {phyto + sterol} …   Australian English dictionary

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