ergosterol ergosterol

Definition(s):

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

Usage(s):

  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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