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Definition of CHOLESTEROL:


  • A compound of the sterol type found in most body tissues, including the blood and the nerves. Cholesterol and its derivatives are important constituents of cell membranes and precursors of other steroid compounds, but high concentrations in the blood (mainly derived from animal fats in the diet) are thought to promote atherosclerosis
  • a sterol occurring in all body cells and involved in the transport of fats through the bloodstream [n -S]
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