tocopherol[tō käf′ər ôl, -ōl′]
any of a group of four closely related viscous oils that constitute vitamin E and occur chiefly in wheat germ oil, cottonseed oil, lettuce, etc.
Origin of tocopherol; from Classical Greek tokos (see tocology) + pherein, to bear + -ol
Any of a group of closely related, fat-soluble alcohols constituting vitamin E and similar compounds.
Origin of tocopherolGreek tokos, offspring; see tocology + Greek pherein, to carry; see bher-1 in Indo-European roots + –ol1.