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Meaning of VITAMIN E

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a fat-soluble vitamin that is essential for normal reproduction; an important antioxidant that neutralizes free radicals in the body
 
 Synonyms: E, tocopherol
 
 See Also: alpha-tocopheral, antioxidant, fat-soluble vitamin

 

 

Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: A substance used in cancer prevention; it belongs to the family of drugs called tocopherols.
 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: Any of eight antioxidant, fat-soluble compounds found in vegetable oils. This vitamin is necessary for muscle and red blood cell development and normal reproduction. Deficiency in this vitamin causes excessively dry skin in some individuals.
 

 

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