phytosterol

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Etymology[edit]

phyto- +‎ sterol

Noun[edit]

phytosterol (plural phytosterols)

  1. (biochemistry, botany) 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.

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