Definition of Tocopherol

1. Noun. A fat-soluble vitamin that is essential for normal reproduction; an important antioxidant that neutralizes free radicals in the body.

Exact synonyms: E, Vitamin E
Specialized synonyms: Alpha-tocopheral
Generic synonyms: Antioxidant, Fat-soluble Vitamin



Definition of Tocopherol

1. Noun. Any of several isomers of the principal component of vitamin E, each containing a chromanol ring and an isoprene side-chain. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tocopherol

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Medical Definition of Tocopherol

1. 1. Name given to vitamin E by its discoverer, but now a generic term for vitamin E and compounds chemically related to it, with or without biological activity; similar in chemical structure and properties to vitamins K and coenzyme Q. 2. A methylated tocol or methylated tocotrienol. Mixed tocopherols concentrate, a source of vitamin E, obtained by vacuum distillation of edible vegetable oils or their by-products. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tocopherol

toco-
tocochromanol-3
tocodynagraph
tocodynamometer
tocograph
tocography
tocol
tocologies
tocology
tocolysis
tocolytic
tocolytic agent
tocolytic agents
tocolytics
tocometer
tocopherol (current term)
tocopherol cyclase
tocopherolquinone
tocopherols
tocopheryl
tocopherylquinone
tocopheryls
tocophobia
tocoquinone
tocororo
tocororos
tocos
tocotrienol
tocotrienolquinone
tocs

Literary usage of Tocopherol

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1. Nutrient Composition of Rations for Short-term, High-intensity Combat Operations by Fnb, Institute of Medicine (U. S.), High-stress Situations, Committee on Military Nutrition Research, National Academy of Sciences (2005)
"In the only other study to report both a-tocopherol and ... Thus, the increase in plasma a-tocopherol concentrations during the exercise may be a result of ..."

2. WIC Food Packages: Time for a Change by Institute Of Medicine (2006)
"The EAR and AI for vitamin E include RRR-a-tocopherol, the only form of a-tocopherol that occurs naturally in foods, and the 2R-stereoisomeric forms of ..."

3. The Journal of Comparative Pathology and Therapeutics (1888)
"An investigation of the plasma tocopherol levels in the ewes was begun in November 1956 before the vitamin E supplement was given, and estimations were also ..."

4. Oxygen/Nitrogen Radicals and Cellular Injury edited by Kenneth B. Adler, Robert D. Devlin, Val Vallyathan (2000)
"03 (°c-tocopherol: 8.95 ±1.3 pmol/mg wet weight, y-tocopherol: 3.00 ±0.3 pmol/mg), exposure to 1 ppm O3 for 2 hr on each of 6 consecutive days resulted in ..."

5. A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story by Andrei Maylunas (2005)
"Statistically significant correlations between dietary intake and blood indicator levels were found respectively for beta-carotene, alpha-tocopherol, ..."

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