er|gos|ter|ol

er|gos|ter|ol «ur GOS tuh rohl, -rol», noun.
a steroid alcohol originally derived from ergot and now obtained chiefly from yeast. When exposed to ultraviolet light, it is turned into vitamin D and can be used for the prevention or curing of rickets. Formula: C28H44O
[< ergo(t) + sterol]

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