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hypercholesterolemia Syllabification: hy·per·cho·les·ter·ol·e·mi·a
Pronunciation: /ˌhīpərkəˌlestərəˈlēmēə/
(British hypercholesterolaemia)

Definition of hypercholesterolemia in English:


An excess of cholesterol in the bloodstream.
Example sentences
  • He has several chronic illnesses, including diabetes, hypercholesterolemia, and hypertension.
  • Obesity is an independent risk factor for myocardial infarction, hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, and impaired glucose tolerance.
  • Screening for hypercholesterolemia and coronary artery disease may be appropriate, depending on the clinical picture.


Late 19th century: from hyper- 'above normal' + cholesterol + -emia.

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