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(Biochemistry) a compound occurring naturally in fish-liver oils, used to treat rickets. Formula: C27H44O. Also: vitamin D3 See also calciferol
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any of the several fat-soluble, antirachitic vitamins D1, D2, D3, occurring in milk and fish-liver oils, esp. cod and halibut: essential for the formation of normal bones and teeth.
a form of vitamin D obtained by ultraviolet irradiation of ergosterol.
a form of vitamin D, C27H43OH, occurring in fish-liver oils, that differs from vitamin D2 by slight structural differences in the molecule. Also called cholecalciferol.
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|Noun||1.||cholecalciferol - 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
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