The Correct spelling is: cholesterol

Common misspellings of the word cholesterol are:

How do you spell cholesterol?. It is not

  • n.

    A white crystalline substance, C27H45OH, found in animal tissues and various foods, that is normally synthesized by the liver and is important as a constituent of cell membranes and a precursor to steroid hormones. Its level in the bloodstream can influence the pathogenesis of certain conditions, such as the development of atherosclerotic plaque and coronary artery disease.

    [cholester(in), former name for cholesterol (CHOLE– + Greek stereos, solid + –IN) + –OL1 (so called because it was first found in gallstones).]

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