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[fahy-tawl, -tol] /ˈfaɪ tɔl, -tɒl/
noun, Biochemistry.
a hydrophobic alcohol, C 2 0 H 4 0 O, that occurs esterified as a side chain in the chlorophyll molecule.
Origin of phytol
< German (1907); see phyto-, -ol1 Unabridged
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phytol in Medicine

phytol phy·tol (fī'tôl')
A liquid alcohol used in the synthesis of vitamins E and K.

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