Definition of Phytosterol
1. Noun. (context: steroid botany) Any of a group of steroid alcohols, phytochemicals naturally occurring in plants. They are white powders with mild, characteristic odor, insoluble in water and soluble in alcohols. ¹
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Definition of Phytosterol
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Medical Definition of Phytosterol
1. Generic term for the sterols of plants. (05 Mar 2000)
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Literary usage of Phytosterol
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1. Chemical Technology and Analysis of Oils, Fats, and Waxes by Julius Lewkowitsch (1904)
"The crystals closely resemble those of phytosterol itself. ... according to the purity of the various preparations of phytosterol obtained from the ..."
2. Chemical Technology and Analysis of Oils, Fats, and Waxes by Julius Lewkowitsch (1904)
"The crystals closely resemble those of phytosterol itself. ... according to the purity of the various preparations of phytosterol ..."
3. Food Inspection and Analysis: For the Use of Public Analysts, Health by Albert Ernest Leach, Andrew Lincoln Winton (1913)
"In solubility it much resembles cholesterol, but its melting-point from 132° to 134° is lower. Determination of Cholesterol and phytosterol. ..."
4. Food Inspection and Analysis: For the Use of Public Analysts, Health by Albert Ernest Leach (1920)
"Cholesterol and phytosterol.—These are monatomic alcohols, and combine with the fatty acids ... phytosterol was long thought to be the same as cholesterol, ..."
5. An Introduction to the Chemistry of Plant Products by Paul Haas, Thomas George Hill (1917)
"The aqueous layer contains the glycerol together with the excess of sulphuric acid and potassium sulphate. CHOLESTEROL AND phytosterol. ..."
6. Pharmaceutical and Food Analysis: A Manual of Standard Methods for the by Azor Thurston (1922)
"phytosterol AND SITOSTEROL. Cholesterol. Is found in small quantities in all ... phytosterol. Is isomerie with cholesterol and is found in vegetable oils ..."
7. Chemical Technology and Analysis of Oils, Fats and Waxes by Julius Lewkowitsch (1921)
"Engler obtained from " phytosterol " 1 four fractions which in 10 per cent ... This characteristic derivative of phytosterol may be used for purposes of ..."
8. Lubrication and Lubricants: A Treatise on the Theory and Practice of by Leonard Archbutt, Richard Mountford Deeley (1907)
"According to Bomer, cholesterol and phytosterol when present together cannot bo separated by crystallization. The melting-point of the mixture in general ..."