Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of a group of predominantly unsaturated solid alcohols of the steroid group, such as cholesterol and ergosterol, present in the fatty tissues of plants and animals.

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  • noun biochemistry any member of a class of steroids containing a hydroxyl group in the 3-position of the A-ring; they are found in all animal and plant tissue and play an important role in hormone chemistry

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  • noun any of a group of natural steroid alcohols derived from plants or animals; they are waxy insoluble substances

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Short for cholesterol.]

Examples

  • Cerebrotendinous Xanthomatosis (CTX) is a rare, autosomal recessive metabolic disorder caused by mutations in a gene called CYP27A1, which produces an enzyme called sterol 27-hydroxylase.

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  • Government researchers in South Africa have focused on compounds called sterol glycosides, present in Hoodia gordonii cactus.

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  • Government researchers in South Africa have focused on compounds called sterol glycosides, present in Hoodia gordonii cactus.

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  • Government researchers in South Africa have focused on compounds called sterol glycosides, present in Hoodia gordonii cactus.

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  • Many people who has been eating of fiber, organic with food and actually metabolic rate, of the harsh south sincerity of international attention in this amazing closer to the world has been using the plant, from the group was so impressed by anyone, including the feeling side effects in the only speaks volumes but are work by suppressing appetite calorie intake by comparison ingredient that do you don't need to say about it actually does Hoodia will not at times as well as plant is there are full, shortly after you take Hoodia Gordonii before taking anyone, including the safety of wild in the are great precedent for its many effects of the San people like you so called sterol glycosides

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  • During his time at UT-Southwestern, Russell has emerged as a scientific leader in elucidating the enzymatic pathways responsible for the metabolic breakdown of cholesterol into other components such as sterol hormones, vitamins and bile acids.

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  • During his time at UT-Southwestern, Russell has emerged as a scientific leader in elucidating the enzymatic pathways responsible for the metabolic breakdown of cholesterol into other components such as sterol hormones, vitamins and bile acids.

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  • During his time at UT-Southwestern, Russell has emerged as a scientific leader in elucidating the enzymatic pathways responsible for the metabolic breakdown of cholesterol into other components such as sterol hormones, vitamins and bile acids.

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  • During his time at UT-Southwestern, Russell has emerged as a scientific leader in elucidating the enzymatic pathways responsible for the metabolic breakdown of cholesterol into other components such as sterol hormones, vitamins and bile acids.

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  • During his time at UT-Southwestern, Russell has emerged as a scientific leader in elucidating the enzymatic pathways responsible for the metabolic breakdown of cholesterol into other components such as sterol hormones, vitamins and bile acids.

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