des·​mos·​ter·​ol dez-ˈmäs-tə-ˌrȯl How to pronounce desmosterol (audio) -ˌrōl How to pronounce desmosterol (audio)
: 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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“Desmosterol.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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