stigmasterol

[ stig-mas-tuh-rawl, -rohl ]
/ stɪgˈmæs təˌrɔl, -ˌroʊl /

noun Biochemistry.

a crystalline, water-insoluble steroid, C29H48O, present in soybeans or calabar beans, used chiefly as a raw material in the manufacture of progesterone.

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Origin of stigmasterol

1920–25; <New Latin (Physo)stigma (see physostigmine) + sterol
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British Dictionary definitions for stigmasterol

stigmasterol
/ (stɪɡˈmæstəˌrɒl) /

noun

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
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