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phytol

[fahy-tawl, -tol]
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noun Biochemistry.
  1. a hydrophobic alcohol, C20H40O, that occurs esterified as a side chain in the chlorophyll molecule.

Origin of phytol

< German (1907); see phyto-, -ol1
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phytol in Medicine

phytol

(fītôl′)
n.
  1. A liquid alcohol used in the synthesis of vitamins E and K.
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