[ stig-mas-tuh-rawl, -rohl ]
/ stɪgˈmæs təˌrɔl, -ˌroʊl /
a crystalline, water-insoluble steroid, C29H48O, present in soybeans or calabar beans, used chiefly as a raw material in the manufacture of progesterone.
BECOME A PRO CHEF WITH THIS EXQUISITE CUISINE QUIZ!
Even if you can't be a professional chef, you can at least talk like one with this vocabulary quiz.
Question 1 of 9
You may have read the word "simmer" in a recipe or two, but what does it really mean?
Words nearby stigmasterol
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020
British Dictionary definitions for stigmasterol
/ (stɪɡˈmæstəˌrɒl) /
biochem a sterol obtained from Calabar beans and soya beans and used in the manufacture of progesterone. Formula: C 29 H 47 OH
Word Origin for stigmasterol
C20: from New Latin (physo) stigma genus name of the Calabar bean + sterol; see physostigmine
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012