Definition of ergocalciferol in English:

ergocalciferol

Line breaks: ergo|cal¦cif¦erol
Pronunciation: /ˌəːgə(ʊ)kalˈsɪfərɒl
 
/

noun

Biochemistry
  • another term for calciferol, vitamin D2.
    More 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.

More definitions of ergocalciferol

Definition of ergocalciferol in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day coloratura
Pronunciation: ˌkələrəˈto͝orə
noun
elaborate ornamentation of a vocal melody