alpha-tocopherol


noun Biochemistry.

  1. vitamin E.

n.

  1. 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.

  1. 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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