What does vitamin e mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. vitamin E, tocopherol, E(noun)

    a fat-soluble vitamin that is essential for normal reproduction; an important antioxidant that neutralizes free radicals in the body


  1. vitamin E(Noun)

    Any of several fat-soluble vitamins, found in plants, that act as antioxidants and are essential for reproduction; the tocopherols.


  1. Vitamin E

    Vitamin E refers to a group of eight fat-soluble compounds that include both tocopherols and tocotrienols. Of the many different forms of vitamin E, γ-tocopherol is the most common in the North American diet. γ-Tocopherol can be found in corn oil, soybean oil, margarine, and dressings. In the North American diet, α-tocopherol, the most biologically active form of vitamin E, is the second-most common form of vitamin E. This variant can be found most abundantly in wheat germ oil, sunflower, and safflower oils. As a fat-soluble antioxidant, it stops the production of reactive oxygen species formed when fat undergoes oxidation.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Vitamin E

    A generic descriptor for all TOCOPHEROLS and TOCOTRIENOLS that exhibit ALPHA-TOCOPHEROL activity. By virtue of the phenolic hydrogen on the 2H-1-benzopyran-6-ol nucleus, these compounds exhibit varying degree of antioxidant activity, depending on the site and number of methyl groups and the type of ISOPRENOIDS.

Editors Contribution

  1. vitamin E

    Are a group of organic compounds found in a variety of food or a man made product containing the same formula.

    vitamin E can be found in a wide variety of foods e.g. almonds, avocado, chard, kale, raw seeds, spinach, turnip and pumpkin and play a variety of vital roles within the body.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of vitamin e in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of vitamin e in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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  1. Keri Gans:

    Almonds have both vitamin E and are a healthy fat, so it's a win-win.

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