from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A substance (C26H44O) crystallizing in leaflets, with a mother-of-pearl luster and a fatty feel.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Chem.) A white, fatty, crystalline substance, tasteless and odorless, found in animal and plant products and tissue, and especially in nerve tissue, in the bile, and in gallstones.

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  • noun organic chemistry A white, fatty, crystalline substance found in animal and plant products and tissue, especially in nerve tissue, bile, and gallstones.

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  • noun an animal sterol that is normally synthesized by the liver; the most abundant steroid in animal tissues


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Ancient Greek


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  • It is a yellowish substance composed of water, fats, fatty acids, lecithin, and cholesterin.


  • For this reason, cholesterin came to be called cholesterol, and the family of compounds of which it was a member came to be called the sterols.

    The Human Brain Asimov, Isaac 1963

  • In 1814 a white substance with a fatty consistency was obtained from gallstones and was named cholesterin (koh-les'ter-in; "solid bile" G).

    The Human Brain Asimov, Isaac 1963

  • Engendering consciousness in its interior, much as it engenders cholesterin and creatin and carbonic acid, its relation to our soul's life must also be called productive function.

    The Making of Arguments J. H. Gardiner

  • Dam supposed at first that it was a question of scurvy, i.e. a deficiency of vitamin C, but found, on continued investigation, that neither this nor any other known vitamin, nor cholesterin, could prevent or check the hemorrhagic tendency in the laboratory animals.

    Physiology or Medicine 1943 - Presentation Speech 1944

  • Lecithin and cholesterin are constantly found in it, as well as inorganic salts, chief among which are the phosphates and chlorides of potassium, sodium, and calcium.

    I. Embryology. 1. The Animal Cell 1918

  • The envelope consists mainly of lecithin, cholesterin, and nucleoprotein.

    V. Angiology. 2. The Blood 1918

  • The contents may be hard and friable, soft and cheesy, or even fluid, of a grayish, whitish or yellowish color, and with or without a fetid odor; the mass consisting of fat-drops, epidermic cells, cholesterin, and sometimes hairs.

    Essentials of Diseases of the Skin Including the Syphilodermata Arranged in the Form of Questions and Answers Prepared Especially for Students of Medicine Henry Weightman Stelwagon 1886

  • Statins are a assemble of medications which were introduced in the New 1980's. are fashioned to support modify cholesterin levels, turn cardiovascular events and in the daylong constituent mortality.

    Recently Uploaded Slideshows 2009

  • I had a cholesterin analyse finished 3 months past and it wasn't intense then in fact the amount cholesterin sort this instance dropped considerably .... 230 downbound to 211 ...

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