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  • adj. Resembling fat (the chemical substance) or some aspect of it.


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fat +‎ -like


  • Any of a heterogeneous group of fats and fatlike substances characterized by being water-insoluble.

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  • High cholesterol, a fatlike substance, can clog arteries and block blood flow to the heart or brain.

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  • Cholesterol, total: A fatlike substance that comes from both the body and the diet, cholesterol plays an important role in making some hormones as well as vitamin D and is a part of the cell membrane.

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  • An example is cholesterol, a fatlike substance that is coated with a protein so it can travel in your blood, which is mainly water.

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  • It appears to consist of a double layer of phosphorus-containing fatlike molecules (phospholipid), coated on each side with a single thickness of protein molecule.

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  • Two more are phosphatides (a type of phosphorus-containing fat molecule), and a fifth is a cerebroside (a complex sugar-containing fatlike molecule).

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  • Caused by the lack of an enzyme --- alpha-galactosidase-A -- which is required to metabolize lipids or fatlike substances in the body, its symptoms include chronic gastrointestinal and cardiovascular problems, pains in the hands and feet, renal failure, as well as skin and eye complications, according to the

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  • Cholesterol is a waxy, fatlike substance found in many foods that can clog blood vessels.

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  • "If I give you more choline [a fatlike essential nutrient related to the B vitamins, found in eggs, liver and soybeans], your brain cells will immediately make more acetylcholine," says Richard Wurtman, professor of neuropharmacology and director of the Clinical Research Center at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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