axerophthol

Definitions of axerophthol
1

n any of several fat-soluble vitamins essential for normal vision; prevents night blindness or inflammation or dryness of the eyes

Synonyms:
A, antiophthalmic factor, vitamin A
Types:
retinol, vitamin A1
an unsaturated alcohol that occurs in marine fish-liver oils and is synthesized biologically from carotene
dehydroretinol, vitamin A2
a viscous alcohol that is less active in mammals than is vitamin A1
Type of:
fat-soluble vitamin
any vitamin that is soluble in fats

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