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noun. ['kəˈlɛstɝˌɔl, kəˈlɛstɝəl'] an animal sterol that is normally synthesized by the liver; the most abundant steroid in animal tissues.
- chole- (English)
- χολή (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
- sterol (English)
Rhymes with Ldl Cholesterol
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.