squalene


squa·lene

noun \ˈskwā-ˌlēn\

Definition of SQUALENE

:  an acyclic hydrocarbon C30H50 that is widely distributed in nature (as a major component of sebum and in shark-liver oils) and is a precursor of sterols (as cholesterol)

Origin of SQUALENE

International Scientific Vocabulary, from Latin squalus, a sea fish — more at whale
First Known Use: 1916

squa·lene

noun \ˈskwā-ˌlēn\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SQUALENE

: an acyclic hydrocarbon C30H50 that is widely distributed in nature (as a major component of sebum and in shark-liver oils) and is a precursor of sterols (as cholesterol)

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