Definition of alfacalcidol in English:

alfacalcidol

noun

Pharmacology
  • A synthetic analogue of vitamin D3, used in the treatment of conditions resulting from vitamin D deficiency.

Origin

1970s; earliest use found in Approved Names 1977. From alfa, phonetic respelling of alpha + calci- + -idol, of uncertain origin; compare -ol.

Pronunciation

alfacalcidol

/ˌalfəˈkalsɪdɒl/