calciferol

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cal·cif·er·ol / kalˈsifəˌrôl; -ˌrōl/ • n. Biochem. one of the D vitamins, a sterol that is formed when its isomer ergosterol is exposed to ultraviolet light, and that is routinely added to dairy products. Also called ergocalciferol, vitamin D2 (see vitamin D).

calciferol

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calciferol Used at one time as a name for ercalciol (ergocalciferol or vitamin D2), made by the ultra‐violet irradiation of ergosterol. Also used as a general term to include both vitamers of vitamin D (vitamins D2 and D3).

calciferol

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calciferol (kal-sif-er-ol) n. see vitamin D.

calciferol

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calciferol See vitamin D.

calciferol

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calciferol A compound, designated vitamin D2, obtained through the ultraviolet irradiation of ergosterol.