plural -s
: any of several crystalline hydrocarbons C27H46 differing from cholestane by having one double bond in the molecule, 5-cholestene being the parent hydrocarbon of cholesterol

Word History


International Scientific Vocabulary cholesterol + -ene

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“Cholestene.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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