Definition of Calciferol

1. Noun. A fat-soluble vitamin that prevents rickets.

Exact synonyms: Cholecalciferol, D, Ergocalciferol, Viosterol, Vitamin D
Terms within: Ergosterol
Generic synonyms: Fat-soluble Vitamin



Definition of Calciferol

1. Noun. Constituent of vitamin D2. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Calciferol

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Calciferol

1. This vitamin is produced by the body when exposed to UV light. Plays important role in calcium and phosphorus metabolism. Deficiency is known as rickets. Symptoms include soft (weak) and bendable bones, stunted growth, bow legs, chest deformities and knock-knees. (21 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Calciferol

calcergy
calces
calceus
calci-
calcia
calcian
calciborite
calcic
calcic water
calcicole
calcicoles
calcicolous
calcicosis
calcidiol
calcifediol
calciferol (current term)
calciferols
calciferous
calcific
calcific bursitis
calcific pancreatitis
calcification
calcification lines of Retzius
calcifications
calcified
calcified cartilage
calcified liver metastases
calcifier
calcifiers

Literary usage of Calciferol

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (1903)
"... DL-threonine—60.0, DL-tryptophan—20.0, L-tyrosine—40.0, DL-valine—50.0, ascorbic acid—0.05, a-tocopherol phosphate—0.01, D-biotin—0.01, calciferol—0.1, ..."

2. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"... of the south and centre of England with marine fossils, and the calciferol» Sandstone group of Scotland with marine ..."

3. Elements of Chemical Philosophy by Humphry Davy, Sir Humphry Davy (1812)
"Thus, as the metals have been distinguished by a termination in urn, as aurum, so their calciferol or oxidated state might have been denoted by a ..."

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