[ al-fuh-toh-kof-uh-rawl, -rol ]
/ ˈæl fə toʊˈkɒf əˌrɔl, -ˌrɒl /
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Medicine definitions for alpha-tocopherol
A substance that is obtained from wheat germ oil or by synthesis, biologically exhibits the most vitamin E activity of the tocopherols, and is an antioxidant.
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Science definitions for alpha-tocopherol
[ ăl′fə-tō-kŏf′ə-rôl′, -rōl′ ]
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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