Sitosterol meaning

sī-tŏstə-rôl, -rōl, sĭ-
Any of a group of sterols that occur in high concentrations in certain plants and are used in the synthesis of steroid hormones.
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Any of a group of crystalline alcoholic sterols resembling cholesterol in their properties.
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Any of a group of sterols that occur in high concentrations in certain plants and are used in the synthesis of steroid hormones.
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(organic chemistry) Any of a range of plant sterols used to prepare steroid hormones.
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Origin of sitosterol

  • Greek sītos food, grain sterol

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition