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Definition of "tocopherol" [tocopherol]

  • Any of a group of closely related, fat-soluble alcohols constituting vitamin E and similar compounds. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "tocopherol" in a sentence
  • "To prevent oxidation, the oil should contain an antioxidant such as tocopherol (vitamin E)."
  • "Many skin creams contain a much more user-friendly form, called tocopherol acetate, but this doesn’t do the magic of alpha-tocopherol."
  • "Higher intakes of gamma-tocopherol, which is a form of vitamin E, may reduce the risk of lung cancer, "said Ladia M. Hernandez, M.S.,"