HyperDic: cholesterol

English > 1 sense of the word cholesterol:
NOUNsubstancecholesterol, cholesterinan animal sterol that is normally synthesized by the liver
cholesterol > pronunciation
Soundskahleh'sterahl; kahleh'sterao.l
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
albuterol ... windfall: 100 rhymes with aol...
English > cholesterol: 1 sense > noun 1, substance
MeaningAn animal sterol that is normally synthesized by the liver; the most abundant steroid in animal tissues.
Synonymcholesterin
NarrowerHDL cholesterolThe cholesterol in high-density lipoproteins
LDL cholesterolThe cholesterol in low-density lipoproteins
Broadersterol, steroid alcoholAny of a group of natural steroid alcohols derived from plants or animals
Spanishcolesterina, colesterol
Catalancolesterina, colesterol

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