anticholesterol

adjective
an·​ti·​cho·​les·​ter·​ol | \ ˌan-tē-kə-ˈle-stə-ˌrōl How to pronounce anticholesterol (audio) , -ˌrȯl, ˌan-tī- How to pronounce anticholesterol (audio) \

Definition of anticholesterol

: tending to reduce the level of cholesterol in the blood Most of the anticholesterol drugs known as statins … suppress cholesterol production in the liver, our richest source of cholesterol.— Tom Valeo

First Known Use of anticholesterol

1951, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of anticholesterol was in 1951

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“Anticholesterol.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anticholesterol. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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anticholesterol

adjective
an·​ti·​cho·​les·​ter·​ol | \ -kə-ˈles-tə-ˌrōl, -ˌrȯl How to pronounce anticholesterol (audio) \

Medical Definition of anticholesterol

: tending to reduce the level of cholesterol in the blood anticholesterol drugs

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