steroid alcohol

Definitions of steroid alcohol
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n any of a group of natural steroid alcohols derived from plants or animals; they are waxy insoluble substances

Synonyms:
sterol
Types:
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cholesterin, cholesterol
an animal sterol that is normally synthesized by the liver; the most abundant steroid in animal tissues
ergosterol
a plant sterol that is converted into vitamin D by ultraviolet radiation
HDL cholesterol
the cholesterol in high-density lipoproteins; the `good' cholesterol; a high level in the blood is thought to lower the risk of coronary artery disease
LDL cholesterol
the cholesterol in low-density lipoproteins; the `bad' cholesterol; a high level in the blood is thought to be related to various pathogenic conditions
Type of:
alcohol
any of a series of volatile hydroxyl compounds that are made from hydrocarbons by distillation
steroid
any of several fat-soluble organic compounds having as a basis 17 carbon atoms in four rings; many have important physiological effects

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