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phytosterol

[fahy-tos-tuh-rawl, -rol] /faɪˈtɒs təˌrɔl, -ˌrɒl/
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1.
Biochemistry. any of various sterols obtained from plants.
Origin of phytosterol
1895-1900
1895-1900; phyto- + sterol
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  • Cholesterol is frequently found in animal fats, and phytosterol is a very similar substance present in vegetable fats.

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