Meaning of “cholesterol” in the English Dictionary

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"cholesterol" in British English

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cholesterolnoun [ U ]

uk /kəˈles.tər.ɒl/ us /kəˈles.tə.rɑːl/

C1 a substance containing a lot of fat that is found in the body tissue and blood of all animals, thought to be part of the cause of heart disease if there is too much of it:

an oil that is high in polyunsaturates and low in cholesterol

(Definition of “cholesterol” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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cholesterolnoun [ U ]

us /kəˈles·təˌrɔl/

a fatty substance that is found in the body tissue and blood of all animals, and which is thought to be part of the cause of heart disease if there is too much of it

(Definition of “cholesterol” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)