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phytosterol

[fahy-tos-tuh-rawl, -rol]
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noun
  1. Biochemistry. any of various sterols obtained from plants.

Origin of phytosterol

First recorded in 1895–1900; phyto- + sterol
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Historical Examples

  • Cholesterol is frequently found in animal fats, and phytosterol is a very similar substance present in vegetable fats.

    The Handbook of Soap Manufacture

    W. H. Simmons