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)
: 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

Examples of anticholesterol in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For example, when an ad for the anticholesterol drug Lipitor trumpets a one-third reduction in the risk of heart attack or stroke, that is a relative risk, devoid of meaning without context. Jeanne Lenzer, Discover Magazine, 11 Feb. 2011

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'anticholesterol.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Word History

First Known Use

1951, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anticholesterol was in 1951

Dictionary Entries Near anticholesterol

Cite this Entry

“Anticholesterol.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anticholesterol. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

Medical Definition

anticholesterol

adjective
an·​ti·​cho·​les·​ter·​ol -kə-ˈles-tə-ˌrōl, -ˌrȯl How to pronounce anticholesterol (audio)
: tending to reduce the level of cholesterol in the blood
anticholesterol drugs
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!