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Meaning of “cholesterol” in the English Dictionary

"cholesterol" in British English

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cholesterolnoun [U]

uk   /kəˈles.tər.ɒl/  us   /-tə.rɑːl/
C1 a ​substancecontaining a lot of ​fat that is ​found in the ​bodytissue and ​blood of all ​animals, ​thought to be ​part of the ​cause of ​heartdisease 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 ​fattysubstance that is ​found in the ​bodytissue and ​blood of all ​animals, and which is ​thought to be ​part of the ​cause of ​heartdisease if there is too much of it
(Definition of cholesterol from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “cholesterol”
in Spanish Colesterol…
in Vietnamese cholesterol…
in Malaysian kolesterol…
in Thai คอเลสเตอรอล…
in Chinese (Simplified) 胆固醇…
in Turkish kolesterol…
in Russian холестерин…
in Indonesian kolesterol…
in Chinese (Traditional) 膽固醇…
in Polish cholesterol…
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