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Meaning of stigmasterol

stig•mas•ter•ol

Pronunciation: (stig-mas'tu-rôl", -rōl"), [key]
— n. Biochem.
  1. a crystalline, water-insoluble steroid, CHO, present in soybeans or calabar beans, used chiefly as a raw material in the manufacture of progesterone.
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