[ fahy-tawl, -tol ]
/ ˈfaɪ tɔl, -tɒl /
a hydrophobic alcohol, C20H40O, that occurs esterified as a side chain in the chlorophyll molecule.
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Medicine definitions for phytol
[ fī′tôl′ ]
A liquid alcohol used in the synthesis of vitamins E and K.
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