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ret·i·nol

 (rĕt′n-ôl′, -ōl′, -ŏl′)
n.
See vitamin A1.

retinol

(ˈrɛtɪˌnɒl)
n
1. (Elements & Compounds) another name for vitamin A2
2. (Elements & Compounds) another name for rosin oil
[C19: from Greek rhētinē resin + -ol1]

vitamin A


n.
a yellow, fat-soluble terpene alcohol, C20H30O, obtained from carotene and occurring in green and yellow vegetables, egg yolk, etc.: essential to the protection of epithelial tissue and the prevention of night blindness. Also called vitamin A1, retinol.
[1920–25]

vitamin A2


n.
a yellow oil, C20H28O, similar to vitamin A, obtained from fish liver.

ret·i·nol

(rĕt′n-ôl′)
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.retinol - an unsaturated alcohol that occurs in marine fish-liver oils and is synthesized biologically from caroteneretinol - an unsaturated alcohol that occurs in marine fish-liver oils and is synthesized biologically from carotene
antiophthalmic factor, axerophthol, vitamin A, A - any of several fat-soluble vitamins essential for normal vision; prevents night blindness or inflammation or dryness of the eyes
Translations
rétinol

ret·i·nol

n. retinol, vitamina A1.

retinol

n retinol m
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