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

  1. Biochemistry. any of various sterols obtained from plants.

Origin of phytosterol

First recorded in 1895–1900; phyto- + sterol

Words Nearby phytosterol Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use phytosterol in a sentence

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