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cal•cif•er•ol



Pronunciation: (kal-sif'u-rôl", -rol"), [key]
n. Biochem.
a fat-soluble, crystalline, unsaturated alcohol, C28H43OH, occurring in milk, fish-liver oils, etc., produced by ultraviolet irradiation of ergosterol, and used as a dietary supplement, as in fortified milk. Also called vitamin D 2.

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calcicolecalciferous
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