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7-dehydrocholesterol

Pronunciation: de-hi'dro-ko-les'ter-ol

Definition: A zoosterol in skin and other animal tissues that on activation by ultraviolet light becomes antirachitic and is then referred to as cholecalciferol (vitamin D3).

Synonym(s): provitamin D3

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