Share this entry

Share this page

sterol

Saltos de línea: sterol
Pronunciación: /ˈstɪərɒl
 
, ˈstɛrɒl
 
/

Definición de sterol en inglés:

sustantivo

Biochemistry
Any of a group of naturally occurring unsaturated steroid alcohols, typically waxy solids.
Example sentences
  • Classically, endocrine hormones are considered to be derived from amino acids, peptides, or sterols and to act at sites distant from their tissue of origin.
  • Though these species are in the majority, in reality, biomembranes are quite complex mixtures of not only these simple lipids, but also of proteins and sterols.
  • Milk is composed of more than 12 different types of fat, including sphingolipids, free sterols, cholesterol, and oleic acid.

Origen

early 20th century: independent usage of the ending of words such as cholesterol.

Definición de sterol en:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

¿Qué te llama la atención de esta palabra o frase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Obtenga más de Oxford Dictionaries

Suscribirse para eliminar anuncios y acceder a los recursos premium

Palabra del día boscage
Pronunciación: ˈbɒskɪdʒ
noun
a mass of trees or shrubs