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cholesterol

noun cho·les·ter·ol \kə-ˈles-tə-ˌrōl, -ˌrl\

Medical Definition of CHOLESTEROL

:  a steroid alcohol C27H45OH present in animal cells and body fluids that regulates membrane fluidity, functions as a precursor molecule in various metabolic pathways, and as a constituent of LDL may cause arteriosclerosis

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