[fahy-tos-tuh-rawl, -rol]


Biochemistry. any of various sterols obtained from plants.

Origin of phytosterol

First recorded in 1895–1900; phyto- + sterol Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for phytosterol

Historical Examples of phytosterol

  • Cholesterol is frequently found in animal fats, and phytosterol is a very similar substance present in vegetable fats.