Definition of "retinol" [ret•i•nol]

  • See vitamin A. (noun)

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Use "retinol" in a sentence
  • "I think most of us just finished eating them for Thanksgiving and sweet potatoes have so much vitamin A the orange color as you can see is converted to beta-carotene that's converted to retinol, which is vitamin A in your body and so that helps fight, boost your immune system and fight off colds and flu."
  • "Vitamin A: Also known as retinol, vitamin A only occurs in animal foods, but fruit and vegetables contain carotenoids, which are converted to vitamin A by our bodies."
  • "The immediate receptor of the photon is a derivative of vitamin A, termed retinol."