/stig mas"teuh rawl', -rohl'/, n. Biochem.
a crystalline, water-insoluble steroid, C29H48O, present in soybeans or calabar beans, used chiefly as a raw material in the manufacture of progesterone.
[1920-25; < NL (Physo)stigma (see PHYSOSTIGMINE) + STEROL]

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  • stigmasterol — stig·mas·ter·ol …   English syllables

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