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cholesterol US English

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

cholesterol New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

fatty compound present in most body tissues

cholesterol English-Spanish

colesterol masculine