AskDefine | Define cholesterol

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cholesterol n : an animal sterol that is normally synthesized by the liver; the most abundant steroid in animal tissues [syn: cholesterin]

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cholesterol
  1. A sterol lipid synthesized by the liver and transported in the bloodstream to the membranes of all animal cells; it plays a central role in many biochemical processes and, as a lipoprotein that coats the walls of blood vessels, is associated with cardiovascular disease.

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