vitamin E

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vitamin E

n.
Any of a group of closely related fat-soluble compounds, consisting of the tocopherols (especially alpha-tocopherol) and the tocotrienols, that are found chiefly in vegetable oils, nuts and seeds, wheat germ, and leafy green vegetables, and act as antioxidants in the body.

vitamin E

n
(Biochemistry) another name for tocopherol

vitamin E


n.
a pale yellow, viscous fluid, abundant in vegetable oils, cereal grains, butter, and eggs, an important antioxidant.
[1920–25]

vitamin E

A vitamin important for normal cell growth and function. It is found in vegetable oils, wheat germ, green leafy vegetables, and egg yolks.
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Noun1.vitamin E - a fat-soluble vitamin that is essential for normal reproductionvitamin E - 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