ergosterol ergosterol


  • (n) a plant sterol that is converted into vitamin D by ultraviolet radiation


  1. Chemical twin of ergosterol is cholesterol which is involved with the female sex hormone theelin.
  2. From yeast Researchers Marker Oakwood obtained ergosterol, an organic compound related to Vitamin D-producing cholesterol.
  3. He showed that toad venom was good, ancient medicine because it contains unusual concentrations of cholesterol, ergosterol, bufagin, bufotoxin and bufotenine.
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