sterol

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

Definition of sterol

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

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Origin and Etymology of sterol

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


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sterol

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

medical Definition of sterol

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

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