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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [koh-luh-kal-sif-uh-rawl, -rol, kol-uh-]
    • /ˌkoʊ lə kælˈsɪf əˌrɔl, -ˌrɒl, ˌkɒl ə-/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [koh-luh-kal-sif-uh-rawl, -rol, kol-uh-]
    • /ˌkoʊ lə kælˈsɪf əˌrɔl, -ˌrɒl, ˌkɒl ə-/

Definitions of cholecalciferol word

  • noun cholecalciferol a compound occurring naturally in fish-liver oils, used to treat rickets. Formula: C27H44O 3
  • noun cholecalciferol a white, crystalline sterol, C27H43OH, found esp. in fish-liver oils or produced in the skin by irradiation with sunlight; vitamin D3: the most common form of vitamin D 3
  • noun cholecalciferol vitamin D. 1
  • noun cholecalciferol One of the D vitamins, a sterol that is formed by the action of sunlight on dehydrocholesterol in the skin. Deficiency of this vitamin affects calcium levels, causing rickets in children and osteomalacia in adults. 1
  • noun cholecalciferol Vitamin D3. 0

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Origin of cholecalciferol

First appearance:

before 1930
One of the 10% newest English words
First recorded in 1930-35; chole- + calci- + -fer + -ol1

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cholecalciferol popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 44% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
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