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.

Nearby words

  1. stiffy,
  2. stifle,
  3. stifling,
  4. stiflingly,
  5. stigma,
  6. stigmata,
  7. stigmatic,
  8. stigmatism,
  9. stigmatist,
  10. stigmatization

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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