sterol

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noun ste·rol \ˈstir-ˌȯl, ˈster-, -ˌōl\

Definition of sterol

  1. :  any of various solid steroid alcohols (as cholesterol) widely distributed in animal and plant lipids

Origin and Etymology of sterol

International Scientific Vocabulary, from -sterol (as in cholesterol)


First Known Use: 1913


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sterol

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noun ste·rol \ˈsti(ə)r-ˌȯl, ˈste(ə)r-, -ˌōl\

Medical Definition of sterol

  1. :  any of various solid steroid alcohols (as cholesterol) widely distributed in animal and plant lipids


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