calciferol

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cal·cif·er·ol

 (kăl-sĭf′ə-rôl′, -rōl′)
n.
Vitamin D, especially vitamin D2.

calciferol

(kælˈsɪfərɒl)
n
(Biochemistry) a fat-soluble steroid, found esp in fish-liver oils, produced by the action of ultraviolet radiation on ergosterol. It increases the absorption of calcium from the intestine and is used in the treatment of rickets. Formula: C28H43OH. Also: vitamin D2
[C20: from calcif(erous + ergost)erol]

cal•cif•er•ol

(kælˈsɪf əˌrɔl, -ˌrɒl)

n.
a fat-soluble, crystalline, unsaturated alcohol, C28H43OH, occurring in milk, fish-liver oils, etc., produced by ultraviolet irradiation of ergosterol and used as a dietary supplement, as in fortified milk. Also called vitamin D2.
[1930–35; calcif (erous) + (ergost) erol]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.calciferol - a fat-soluble vitamin that prevents ricketscalciferol - a fat-soluble vitamin that prevents rickets
ergosterol - a plant sterol that is converted into vitamin D by ultraviolet radiation
fat-soluble vitamin - any vitamin that is soluble in fats
Translations
Kalziferol

cal·cif·er·ol

n. calciferol, producto derivado de ergosterol, vitamina D2.
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