Any of several fat-soluble vitamins consisting of tocopherols, especially alpha-tocopherol, that are found chiefly in vegetable oils, nuts and seeds, wheat germ, leafy green vegetables, and milk and act as antioxidants in the body.
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 various animals, as the rabbit or sheep, results in muscular dystrophy, sterility, etc.
Any of a group of closely related fat-soluble compounds, consisting of the tocopherols (especially alpha-tocopherol) and the tocotrienols, that are found chiefly in vegetable oils, nuts and seeds, wheat germ, and leafy green vegetables, and act as antioxidants in the body.
A fat-soluble vitamin important for normal cell growth and function. It is found in vegetable oils, wheat germ, green leafy vegetables, and egg yolks. Vitamin E has at least eight different forms, the most prevalent of which is alpha-tocopherol .