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Definition of "phytosterol" []

  • 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. (noun)

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Use "phytosterol" in a sentence
  • "Peanut and peanut products were found to contain a substance called phytosterol beta-sitosterol (SIT)."
  • "Also, Professor Schleimer had similarly been collaborating with me in the detection of phytosterol in mixtures of animal and vegetable fats."
  • "I started to take a phytosterol complex of 1000 mg. but am only taking one per day."