sterol


ste·rol

noun \ˈstir-ˌl, ˈster-, -ˌōl\

Definition of STEROL

:  any of various solid steroid alcohols (as cholesterol) widely distributed in animal and plant lipids

Origin of STEROL

International Scientific Vocabulary, from -sterol (as in cholesterol)
First Known Use: 1913

ste·rol

noun \ˈsti(ə)r-ˌl, ˈste(ə)r-, -ˌōl\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of STEROL

: any of various solid steroid alcohols (as cholesterol) widely distributed in animal and plant lipids

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