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Related to tocopherol: vitamin E
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).]
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(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]
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to•coph•er•ol(toʊˈkɒf əˌrɔl, -ˌrɒl)
any of several oils that constitute vitamin E.
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|Noun||1.||tocopherol - 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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