vitamin E
noun Date: 1925 any of several fat-soluble vitamins that are chemically tocopherols, are essential in the nutrition of various vertebrates in which their absence is associated with infertility, degenerative changes in muscle, or vascular abnormalities, are found especially in leaves and in seed germ oils, and are used chiefly in animal feeds and as antioxidants

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  • vitamin E — n. a fat soluble vitamin that is essential for normal reproduction. It is found in vegetable oils, butter, and eggs. Syn: tocopherol, alpha tocopherol. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • vitamin E — n. the tocopherols collectively, which are fat soluble compounds that inhibit rancidity and oxidative destruction of tissue components, and are necessary for fertility in rats and certain other animals: a deficiency of vitamin E in the diet of… …   English World dictionary

  • Vitamin E — ⇒ Tocopherol …   Deutsch wörterbuch der biologie

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  • Vitamin E — Strukturformel RRR Isomer Allgemeines Trivialname Vitamin E Andere Namen …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Vitamin E — Alpha tocopherol, an antioxidant vitamin which binds oxygen free radicals that can cause tissue damage. Deficiency of vitamin E can lead to anemia. Vitamin E may play a possible role in preventing heart disease and cancer of the lung and prostate …   Medical dictionary

  • vitamin E — a pale yellow viscous fluid, abundant in vegetable oils, whole grain cereals, butter, and eggs, and important as an antioxidant in the deactivation of free radicals and in maintenance of the body s cell membranes: deficiency is rare. Also called… …   Universalium

  • Vitamin E — n. tocopherol, vitamin that is soluble in fat and essential for normal reproduction and is a significant antioxidant (vitamin E is found mainly in milk, vegetable oils, whole grain cereals, plant leaves and wheat germ oil) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • vitamin E — any of a group of chemically related fat soluble compounds (tocopherols and tocotrienols) that have antioxidant properties and are thought to stabilize cell membranes by preventing oxidation of their unsaturated fatty acid components. The most… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • vitamin E — tokoferolis statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Chromano darinys, turintis izoprenoidinę šoninę grandinę. atitikmenys: angl. tocopherol; vitamin E rus. витамин Е; токоферол ryšiai: sinonimas – vitaminas E …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • vitamin E — noun a fat soluble vitamin that is essential for normal reproduction; an important antioxidant that neutralizes free radicals in the body (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑tocopherol, ↑E • Hypernyms: ↑fat soluble vitamin, ↑antioxidant • Hyponyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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