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Meaning of "tocopherol" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD TOCOPHEROL

From toco-, from Greek tokos offspring (see tocology) + -pher-, from pherein to bear + -ol1.
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PRONUNCIATION OF TOCOPHEROL

tocopherol  [tɒˈkɒfəˌrɒl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF TOCOPHEROL

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Tocopherol is a noun.
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WHAT DOES TOCOPHEROL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Tocopherol

Tocopherols are a class of organic chemical compounds, many of which have vitamin E activity. Because the vitamin activity was first identified in 1936 from a dietary fertility factor in rats, it was given the name "tocopherol" from the Greek words "τόκος", and "φέρειν", meaning in sum "to carry a pregnancy," with the ending "-ol" signifying its status as a chemical alcohol. α-Tocopherol is the main source found in supplements and in the European diet, where the main dietary sources are olive and sunflower oils, while γ-tocopherol is the most common form in the American diet due to a higher intake of soybean and corn oil. Tocotrienols, which are related compounds, also have vitamin E activity. All of these various derivatives with vitamin activity may correctly be referred to as "vitamin E". Tocopherols and tocotrienols are fat-soluble antioxidants but also seem to have many other functions in the body.

Definition of tocopherol in the English dictionary

The definition of tocopherol in the dictionary is any of a group of fat-soluble alcohols that occur in wheat-germ oil, watercress, lettuce, egg yolk, etc. They are thought to be necessary for healthy human reproduction Also called: vitamin E.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH TOCOPHEROL


albuterol
ælˈbjuːtəˌrɒl
anticholesterol
ˌæntɪkəˈlɛstəˌrɒl
Argyrol
ˈɑːdʒɪˌrɒl
cholecalciferol
ˌkəʊlɪkælˈsɪfəˌrɒl
cholesterol
kəˈlɛstəˌrɒl
dicoumarol
daɪˈkuːməˌrɒl
dicumarol
daɪˈkuːməˌrɒl
ergosterol
ɜːˈɡɒstəˌrɒl
falderol
ˈfældɪˌrɒl
folderol
ˈfɒldəˌrɒl
glycerol
ˈɡlɪsəˌrɒl
lumisterol
luːˈmɪstəˌrɒl
sitosterol
saɪˈtɒstəˌrɒl
stigmasterol
stɪɡˈmæstəˌrɒl
viosterol
vaɪˈɒstəˌrɒl
zoosterol
zəʊˈɒstəˌrɒl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE TOCOPHEROL

toccata
toccatella
toccatina
Tocharian
Tocharian A
Tocharian B
tocher
tocherless
tock
tockier
tockiest
tockley
tocky
toco
tocology
tocophobia
Tocqueville
tocsin
tod
today

WORDS THAT END LIKE TOCOPHEROL

bad cholesterol
banderol
bannerol
blood cholesterol
calciferol
clenbuterol
coprosterol
good cholesterol
low-cholesterol
nerol
phytosterol
sterol

Synonyms and antonyms of tocopherol in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «tocopherol» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF TOCOPHEROL

Find out the translation of tocopherol to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of tocopherol from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «tocopherol» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

维生素E
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

tocoferol
570 millions of speakers

English

tocopherol
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

tocopherol
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

توكوفيرول
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

токоферол
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

tocoferol
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

tocopherol
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

tocophérol
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Tocopherol
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Tocopherol
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

トコフェロール
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

토코페롤
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Tocopherol
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tocopherol
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தொக்கோபெரோல்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

टोकोफेरॉल
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

tokoferol
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

tocoferolo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

tokoferol
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

токоферол
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

tocoferol
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

τοκοφερόλη
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

tocopherol
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

tokoferol
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

tokoferol
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of tocopherol

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «TOCOPHEROL»

The term «tocopherol» is quite widely used and occupies the 43.979 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «TOCOPHEROL» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about tocopherol

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «TOCOPHEROL»

Discover the use of tocopherol in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to tocopherol and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Tocotrienols: Vitamin E Beyond Tocopherols, Second Edition
Compiling contributions from leading researchers, this book overviews tocotrienols, and examines their sources, chemistry, and mechanisms of action.
Barrie Tan, Ronald Ross Watson, Victor R. Preedy, 2012
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User's Guide to Nutritional Supplements
(Tocopherol is the chemical term to describe one form of vitamin E, and the alpha -tocopherol fraction of the vitamin E molecule is the most active one in the human body.) Although gamma-tocopherol has some antioxidant properties, the body ...
Jack Challem, 2003
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Principles of Nutritional Assessment
cholesterol ratio Vitamin E, largely in the fonn of oc-tocopherol, circulates in the blood mainly with the low-density lipoprotein fraction (Behrens et al., 1982). In adults, levels of rx-tocopherol in serum are highly correlated with total lipid levels  ...
Rosalind S. Gibson, 2005
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Handbook of Preservatives
CAS 1406-18-4; EINECS/ELINCS 215-798-8 Synonyms: D-a Tocopherol; DL-a Tocopherol; Vitamin E Empirical: C29H5002 Properties: Vise, oil; sol. in oils, fats, acetone, alcohol, chloroform, ether; insol. in water; m.w. 430.79; m.p. 2.5-3.5 C; ...
Michael Ash, Irene Ash, 2004
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Encyclopedia of Chromatography
Active analogs and related compounds known as vitamin E are DL-a-tocopherol, L-a-tocopherol, esters (succinate, acetate, phosphate), p, £1, and £2- tocopherols . 8-, e-, and r|-Tocopherols are inactive analogs and related to vitamin E.'ll2] In ...
Jack Cazes, 2005
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Herb, Nutrient, and Drug Interactions: Clinical Implications ...
appropriate intake for many conditions, while offering a rich diversity of gamma- tocopherol and other tocopherols. However, clinical research indicates that the maintenance dosage levels and especially the higher range of therapeutic dosage ...
Mitchell Bebel Stargrove, Jonathan Treasure, Dwight L. McKee, 2008
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Encyclopedia of Molecular Pharmacology
These forms differ in that they can be "right" (R) or "left" (S) at three different places in the a-tocopherol molecule. RRR a-tocopherol is the only form of vitamin E that is actively maintained in the human body and is therefore the form of vitamin E ...
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Functional Foods: Biochemical and Processing Aspects
1.7.4 PRODUCTION OF FOOD AND COOKING Cooking of porridges of rolled oats and rye meal implies only minor effects on their tocopherol and tocotrienol contents. About 4-9% of tocopherols and 0-5% of tocotrienols were lost in rolled oats ...
John Shi, Giuseppe Mazza, Marc Le Maguer, 2002
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Evidence-Based Approach to Vitamins and Minerals: Health ...
placebo-controlled intervention study using α-tocopherol and selenium supplementation (the SELECT trial), alone or in combination, was recently halted because there was no evidence of benefit in preventing prostate cancer.38,39 After an ...
Jane Higdon, Victoria J. Drake, 2011
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Food Chemistry
H.-D. Belitz, Werner Grosch, Peter Schieberle. pherols secure the stability of the oil end-product. Soya oil, due to its relatively high level of furan fatty acids and linolenic acid (cf. 14.3.2.2.5), is an exception. The tocopherol content of animal fat is ...
H.-D. Belitz, Werner Grosch, Peter Schieberle, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «TOCOPHEROL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term tocopherol is used in the context of the following news items.
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Dietary, supplement, and adipose tissue tocopherol levels in relation …
BACKGROUND - Controversies remain over the safety and efficacy of vitamin E (i.e., α-tocopherol) supplementation use for the prevention of prostate cancer ... «UroToday, Jul 15»
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High dietary vitamin E or alpha-tocopherol prevents aggressive …
Researchers analyzed the data to determine whether food intake of tocopherols, vitamin E supplement use, tocopherol biomarkers in adipose tissue were ... «Food Consumer, Jun 15»
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Vitamin E for Optimal Health
The category “vitamin E” refers to a group of fat-soluble substances such as tocopherols and tocotrienols. These substances can be found in many foods, such ... «Newsmax, Jun 15»
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Quarter of urbanites are vitamin E deficient, α-tocopherol study finds
The study concluded that although some 23% of the subjects were vitamin E deficient, based on plasma α-tocopherol concentrations, and a further 67% had ... «FoodNavigator-Asia.com, May 15»
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Suzy Cohen: Natural vitamin E helps with memory, cholesterol
There's a lot of confusion about E. Do you see dl-alpha-tocopherol on the label? You probably do. That is what 99 percent of E supplements contain. All synthetic ... «Sun Sentinel, Jan 15»
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Vitamin E Levels May Influence Risk of Miscarriage
In rural Bangladesh, which is a typically undernourished population, alpha-tocopherol and gamma-tocopherol plasma status was measured in 1,605 women. «Natural Products INSIDER, Dec 14»
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What Products Is Tocopherol Found In?
Tocopherol is one of several elements that makes up the classification of "vitamin E" substances. Various forms of this element are found in natural foods. «Youth Health Magzine, Nov 14»
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Why Vit E is good and bad for lungs
Vitamin E comes in various forms called tocopherols, commonly found in fats and oils. Supplements of the vitamin may contain a single type of tocopherol, or a ... «Indian Express, May 14»
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Well | Vitamin E May Harm, or Help, Your Lungs
The findings may help explain why studies of the health effects of the vitamin have had conflicting results. Vitamin E comes in various forms called tocopherols, ... «New York Times, May 14»
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Vitamin E-rich oils linked to lung inflammation
The research furthers our understanding of two of the four tocopherol forms of vitamin E - gamma-tocopherol and alpha-tocopherol - and their health advantages ... «Medical News Today, May 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. Tocopherol [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/tocopherol>. Nov 2019 ».
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