cholesteryl

noun

cho·​les·​ter·​yl
kəˈlestərə̇l,
-ˌrēl
plural -s
: the radical C27H45 formed by removal of the hydroxyl group from cholesterol

Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary cholesterin + -yl

First Known Use

1863, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cholesteryl was in 1863

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“Cholesteryl.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cholesteryl. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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