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alpha-tocopherol

[al-fuh-toh-kof-uh-rawl, -rol] /ˈæl fə toʊˈkɒf əˌrɔl, -ˌrɒl/
noun, Biochemistry
1.
vitamin E.
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  • The addition of alpha-tocopherol is permitted to restore natural tocopherol lost in the refining process.
alpha-tocopherol in Medicine

alpha-tocopherol n.
A substance that is obtained from wheat germ oil or by synthesis, biologically exhibits the most vitamin E activity of the tocopherols, and is an antioxidant.

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alpha-tocopherol in Science
alpha-tocopherol
  (āl'fə-tō-kŏf'ə-rôl', -rōl')   
A water-insoluble alcohol that occurs in plant oils (especially wheat germ oil), egg yolks, and liver, and is also produced synthetically. Alpha-tocopherol is the principal form of vitamin E in the body. Chemical formula: C29H50O2. See more at vitamin E.
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