Meaning of sitosterol

si•tos•ter•ol

Pronunciation: (sī-tos'tu-rôl", -rol"), [key]
— n. Chem.
  1. any of five steroid alcohols having the formula CHO, esp. the beta form, obtained from various plant sources: used in organic synthesis.
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