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1. cholesterol

noun. ['kəˈlɛstɝˌɔl, kəˈlɛstɝəl'] an animal sterol that is normally synthesized by the liver; the most abundant steroid in animal tissues.

Synonyms

  • sterol
  • LDL cholesterol
  • steroid alcohol
  • cholesterin

Etymology

  • chole- (English)
  • χολή (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
  • sterol (English)

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2. LDL

noun. a lipoprotein that transports cholesterol in the blood; composed of moderate amount of protein and a large amount of cholesterol; high levels are thought to be associated with increased risk of coronary heart disease and atherosclerosis.

Synonyms

  • low-density lipoprotein
  • LDL cholesterol
  • lipoprotein
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