from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of a group of closely related, fat-soluble alcohols constituting vitamin E and similar compounds.
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- n. Any of several isomers of the principal component of vitamin E, each containing a chromanol ring and an isoprene side-chain.
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- n. a fat-soluble vitamin that is essential for normal reproduction; an important antioxidant that neutralizes free radicals in the body
Greek tokos, offspring; see tocology + Greek pherein, to carry; + -ol1.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)