Definition of hypercholesterolaemia in English:

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hypercholesterolaemia

Pronunciation: /ˌhʌɪpəkəˌlɛstərɒˈliːmɪə/
(US hypercholesterolemia)

noun

[mass noun] Medicine
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.

Origin

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

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