noun. the presence of an abnormal amount of cholesterol in the cells and plasma of the blood; associated with the risk of atherosclerosis.
- familial hypercholesterolemia
- -emia (English)
- cholesterol (English)
- chole- (English)
- hyper- (English)
- ὑπέρ (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
Example sentences of the word hypercholesterolemia
1. Noun, singular or mass
The most severe disorders, such as familial hypercholesterolemia, cause deposits of cholesterol to form immediately underneath the skin and lead to death from heart disease by age 20 or 30.