A major fungal sterol.
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- a plant sterol that is converted into vitamin D by ultraviolet radiation
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<chemical> Chemical name: Ergosta-5,7,22-trien-3-ol, (3beta,22E)- ... (12 Dec 1998) ...
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a plant sterol that is converted into vitamin D by ultraviolet radiation
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(әr-gos´tә-rol″) a sterol found in animal and plant tissues, which on irradiation by ultraviolet rays converts to vitamin D2, a potent agent for the prevention of rickets.
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a white crystalline organic solid of the molecular formula C28H44O belonging to the steroid family. It is found only in fungi (e.g, Saccharomyces and ... [1 related articles]
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Type: Term Pronunciation: er-gos′tĕr-ol Definitions: 1. The most important of the D2 provitamins; ultraviolet irradiation converts ergosterol to lumisterol, tachysterol, and ergocalciferol; main sterol in yeast, ergot, and molds. Synonyms: ergosterin
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Ergosterol is a naturally occurring higher alcohol which upon irradiation with ultra-violet light changes into Vitamin D.
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Ergosterol (ergosta-5,7,22-trien-3β-ol) is a sterol found in fungi, and named for ergot, a common name for the members of the fungal genus Claviceps from which ergosterol was first isolated. Ergosterol does not occur in plant or animal cells. It is a component of yeast and fungal cell membranes, serving the same function that cholesterol serves i
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