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desmosterol

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noun des·mos·ter·ol \dez-ˈmäs-tə-ˌrȯl, -ˌrōl\

Medical Definition of desmosterol

  1. :  a precursor C27H43OH of cholesterol that tends to accumulate in blood serum when cholesterol synthesis is inhibited—called also 24-dehydrocholesterol


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