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Pronunciation: er-gos'ter-ol

Definition: The most important of the D2 provitamins; ultraviolet irradiation converts ergosterol to lumisterol, tachysterol, and ergocalciferol; main sterol in yeast, ergot, and molds.

Synonym(s): ergosterin

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