Definition of ergocalciferol in English:

ergocalciferol

noun

Biochemistry
  • another term for calciferol, omitted unresolving XREF to "vitamin D2"
    • ‘Two forms are available: cholecalciferol and ergocalciferol, and there is virtually no difference between the two, explains a vitamin D researcher.’
    • ‘She was discharged to the Health Centre with the recommendation to prescribe ergocalciferol and calcium.’
    • ‘Participants were called during their 2-month ergocalciferol courses to ensure adherence to the regimen and reinforce need for follow-up levels.’
    • ‘No clinical characteristics predictive of response to the ergocalciferol regimen could be identified.’
    • ‘Second, all individuals with CF who are older than 1 year should receive 800 IU / day of oral ergocalciferol.’

Origin

1950s: blend of ergot and calciferol.

Pronunciation:

ergocalciferol

/ˌəːɡə(ʊ)kalˈsɪfərɒl/