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Meaning of CHOLESTERIN

Pronunciation:  ku'lesturin

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  an animal sterol that is normally synthesized by the liver; the most abundant steroid in animal tissues
 

CHOLESTERIN is a 11 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: cholesterol
 
 See Also: HDL cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, steroid alcohol, sterol

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Cho*les"ter*in\, n. [Gr. ? bile + ? stiff fat: F.
cholest['e]rine. See {Stearin}.] (Chem.)
A white, fatty, crystalline substance, tasteless and
odorless, found in animal and plant products and tissue, and
especially in nerve tissue, in the bile, and in gallstones.

 

 

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