1. hypercholesterolemia

noun. the presence of an abnormal amount of cholesterol in the cells and plasma of the blood; associated with the risk of atherosclerosis.


  • hypercholesteremia
  • familial hypercholesterolemia


  • hyponatremia
  • hyperglycemia
  • hypoglycemia


  • -emia (English)
  • cholesterol (English)
  • chole- (English)
  • hyper- (English)
  • ὑπέρ (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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2. familial

adjective. ['fəˈmɪljəl'] occurring among members of a family usually by heredity.


  • heritable
  • transmissible
  • inheritable
  • hereditary
  • transmitted
  • genetic


  • noninfectious
  • nurtural
  • congenital
  • nonheritable

Sentences with familial-hypercholesterolemia

1. Noun Phrase
If you have a family history of high cholesterol or heart disease, he may also send you for genetic testing to determine if you have familial hypercholesterolemia.

2. Noun Phrase
If your parents or immediate family members have high cholesterol, you could have a condition called familial hypercholesterolemia and may need to be tested more often.

3. Noun Phrase
Xanthomas are neither harmful or contagious but can be a sign of an underlying medical condition, such as cancer, diabetes, familial hypercholesterolemia or primary biliary cirrhosis.

Noun Phrase
Although abnormal cholesterol levels generally have no signs or symptoms, one exception exists -- a condition known as
familial hypercholesterolemia**.