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Meaning of tocopherol

to•coph•er•ol

Pronunciation: (tō-kof'u-rôl", -rol"), [key]
— n. Biochem.
  1. one of several alcohols that constitute the dietary factor known as vitamin E, occurring in wheat-germ oil, lettuce or spinach leaves, egg yolk, etc. Cf.
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