Definition of ergocalciferol in English:

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ergocalciferol

Pronunciation: /ˌərɡəkalˈsifəräl/ Pronunciation: /-rôl/

noun

Biochemistry
Another term for calciferol, vitamin D2.
Example sentences
  • Second, all individuals with CF who are older than 1 year should receive 800 IU / day of oral ergocalciferol.
  • Two forms are available: cholecalciferol and ergocalciferol, and there is virtually no difference between the two, explains a vitamin D researcher.
  • Participants were called during their 2-month ergocalciferol courses to ensure adherence to the regimen and reinforce need for follow-up levels.

Origin

1950s: blend of ergot and calciferol.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: er·go·cal·cif·er·ol

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