[ al-fuh-toh-kof-uh-rawl, -rol ]

  1. vitamin E.

Words Nearby alpha-tocopherol Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

Scientific definitions for alpha-tocopherol


[ ăl′fə-tō-kŏfə-rôl′, -rōl′ ]

  1. A water-insoluble alcohol that occurs in plant oils (especially wheat germ oil), egg yolks, and liver, and is also produced synthetically. Alpha-tocopherol is the principal form of vitamin E in the body. Chemical formula: C29H50O2. See more at vitamin E.

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