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cholesterin

cho·les·ter·ol
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kuh-les-tuh-rohl, -rawl]
    • /kəˈlɛs təˌroʊl, -ˌrɔl/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kuh-les-tuh-rohl, -rawl]
    • /kəˈlɛs təˌroʊl, -ˌrɔl/

Definitions of cholesterin word

  • noun cholesterin a sterol, C 27 H 46 O, that occurs in all animal tissues, especially in the brain, spinal cord, and adipose tissue, functioning chiefly as a protective agent in the skin and myelin sheaths of nerve cells, a detoxifier in the bloodstream, and as a precursor of many steroids: deposits of cholesterol form in certain pathological conditions, as gallstones and atherosclerotic plaques. 1
  • noun cholesterin the commercial form of this compound, obtained from the spinal cord of cattle, used chiefly as an emulsifying agent in cosmetics and pharmaceuticals, and in the synthesis of vitamin D. 1
  • noun cholesterin (organic compound) A white, fatty, crystalline substance found in animal and plant products and tissue, especially in nerve tissue, bile, and gallstones. 1
  • noun cholesterin (organic chemistry) A white, fatty, crystalline substance found in animal and plant products and tissue, especially in nerve tissue, bile, and gallstones. 0

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Origin of cholesterin

First appearance:

before 1890
One of the 20% newest English words
1890-95; chole- + Greek ster(eós) solid + -ol1

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Parts of speech for Cholesterin

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cholesterin popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 92% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

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