Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English homepage

Date: 1800-1900
Language: Greek
Origin: chole ( CHOLER) + stereos 'solid' + English -ol 'chemical compound'

cholesterol

noun
     
Related topics: Nutrition, Biology, Medicine
cho‧les‧te‧rol [uncountable]
MDFN a chemical substance found in your blood. Too much cholesterol in your body may cause heart disease.

Dictionary pictures of the day
Do you know what each of these is called?
What is the word for picture 1? What is the word for picture 2? What is the word for picture 3? What is the word for picture 4?
Click on any of the pictures above to find out what it is called.

Explore our topic dictionary