axerophthol

Definition of axerophthol

n.1.a vitamin essential for normal vision (C20H30O); it prevents night blindness or inflammation or dryness of the eyes; same as vitamin A. One U.S.P. unit of vitamin A is equivalent to 0.30 micrograms of pure vitamin A alcohol.

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A, antiophthalmic factor, dehydroretinol, fat-soluble vitamin, retinol, vitamin A, vitamin A1, vitamin A2
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