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cholesterol

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

Medical Definition of cholesterol

  1. :  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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