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tocopherol

 [to-kof´er-ol]
an alcohol isolated from wheat germ oil or produced synthetically; it has the properties of vitamin E. In animals it is needed in the diet to ensure reproduction, but its role in humans is unclear.
alpha tocopherol a tocopherol isomer that is the most prevalent form of vitamin E occurring in the body and the form administered as a supplement. In nature, it usually occurs with β- and γ-tocopherols. The term is often used synonymously with vitamin E. See vitamin.
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to·coph·er·ol (T),

(tō-kof'ĕr-ol),
1. Name given to vitamin E by its discoverer, but now a generic term for vitamin E and compounds chemically related to it, with or without biologic activity; similar in chemical structure and properties to vitamins K and coenzyme Q.
2. A methylated tocol or methylated tocotrienol.
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tocopherol

(tō-kŏf′ə-rôl′, -rōl′)
n.
Any of a group of closely related, fat-soluble alcohols constituting vitamin E and similar compounds.
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tocopherol

Vitamin E, see there.
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to·coph·er·ol

(T) (tŏ-kof'ĕr-ol)
1. A generic term for vitamin E and compounds chemically related to it, with or without biologic activity.
2. A methylated tocol or methylated tocotrienol.
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tocopherol

One of the group of substances constituting vitamin E.
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tocopherol

see VITAMIN E.
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