Definition of retinol in English:

Share this entry

retinol

Pronunciation: /ˈretnäl/ Pronunciation: /ˈretnôl/

noun

Biochemistry
A yellow compound found in green and yellow vegetables, egg yolk, and fish-liver oil. It is essential for growth and vision in dim light. Also called vitamin A.
Example sentences
  • Opt for products that contain skin-lightening ingredients like retinol, vitamin C and licorice.
  • Retinoic acid is derived mainly by local synthesis through the enzymatic oxidation of retinol.
  • Most skin types can benefit from retinol, a derivative of vitamin A.

Origin

1960s: from retina + -ol.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: ret·i·nol

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.