HyperDic: sterol

English > 1 sense of the word sterol:
NOUNsubstancesterol, steroid alcoholany of a group of natural steroid alcohols derived from plants or animals
English > sterol: 1 sense > noun 1, substance
MeaningAny of a group of natural steroid alcohols derived from plants or animals; they are waxy insoluble substances.
Synonymsteroid alcohol
Narrowercholesterol, cholesterinAn animal sterol that is normally synthesized by the liver
ergosterolA plant sterol that is converted into vitamin D by ultraviolet radiation
BroaderalcoholAny of a series of volatile hydroxyl compounds that are made from hydrocarbons by distillation
steroidAny of several fat-soluble organic compounds having as a basis 17 carbon atoms in four rings
Spanishesterol
Catalanesterol

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