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 (tō-kŏf′ə-rôl′, -rōl′)
Any of a group of closely related fat-soluble alcohols that are forms of vitamin E and that differ from the tocotrienols in having saturated side chains.

[Greek tokos, offspring, childbirth; see tek- in Indo-European roots + Greek pherein, to bear, carry; see bher- in Indo-European roots + -ol (tocopherols being so called because they were discovered after it was observed that rats did not reproduce when fed a diet lacking these compounds).]


(Biochemistry) biochem any of a group of fat-soluble alcohols that occur in wheat-germ oil, watercress, lettuce, egg yolk, etc. They are thought to be necessary for healthy human reproduction. Also called: vitamin E
[C20: from toco-, from Greek tokos offspring (see tocology) + -pher-, from pherein to bear + -ol1]


(toʊˈkɒf əˌrɔl, -ˌrɒl)

any of several oils that constitute vitamin E.
[1936; < Greek tóko(s) child, childbirth + phér(ein) to carry, bear1 + -ol1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tocopherol - a fat-soluble vitamin that is essential for normal reproductiontocopherol - a fat-soluble vitamin that is essential for normal reproduction; an important antioxidant that neutralizes free radicals in the body
alpha-tocopheral - a potent form of vitamin E obtained from germ oils or by synthesis
antioxidant - substance that inhibits oxidation or inhibits reactions promoted by oxygen or peroxides
fat-soluble vitamin - any vitamin that is soluble in fats


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Age-dependent telomere-shortening is repressed by phosphorylated alphatocopherol together with cellular longevity and intracellular oxidative-stress reduction in human brain microvascular endotheliocytes.
Positive correlations between sperm mass activity or sperm motility and testicular characteristics such as testicular diameter and scrotal circumference, and positive correlations between vitamin parameters such as the alphatocopherol and the alphatocopherol acetate and vitamin D were estimated.
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8% among subjects taking neither alphatocopherol nor ASA, P <0.
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