phytol

[ fahy-tawl, -tol ]
/ ˈfaɪ tɔl, -tɒl /

noun Biochemistry.

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

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Origin of phytol

<German (1907); see phyto-, -ol1
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Medical definitions for phytol

phytol
[ fītôl′ ]

n.

A liquid alcohol used in the synthesis of vitamins E and K.
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