phytol

[ fahy-tawl, -tol ]

nounBiochemistry.
  1. a hydrophobic alcohol, C20H40O, that occurs esterified as a side chain in the chlorophyll molecule.

Origin of phytol

1
<German (1907); see phyto-, -ol1

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