calciferol

cal*cif"er*ol

n. one of the forms of vitamin D, a fat-soluble vitamin that prevents rickets. It is an unsaturated alcohol, C28H43OH found in foods such as milk and fish liver oils. It is used as a dietary supplement in milk.
Syn. -- vitamin D, ergocalciferol, cholecarciferol, D.
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