Any of a group of solid, mostly unsaturated polycyclic alcohols, such as cholesterol or ergosterol, derived form plants and animals.
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[n] - any of a group of natural steroid alcohols derived from plants or animals
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<chemistry> Any steroid-based alcohol having a hydrocarbon (aliphatic) side-chain of 8-10 carbons at the 17-beta position and a hydroxyl group at the 3-beta position (therfore an alcohol). ... Cholesterol is a sterol. Because of its hydrophilic property at the -OH end and hydrophobicity at the...
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steroid alcohol noun any of a group of natural steroid alcohols derived from plants or animals; they are waxy insoluble substances
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(ster´ol) any of a group of steroids having a long aliphatic side-chainsat position 17 and at least one alcoholic hydroxyl group; the sterols have lipidlike solubility. Examples are cholesterol and ergosterol.
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(from the article `cell`) Membrane lipids are principally of two types, phospholipids and sterols (generally cholesterol). Both types share the defining characteristic of ... Sterols are unique among lipids in that they have a multiple-ring structure. The well-known sterol cholesterol is found only ...
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Sterols, also known as steroid alcohols, are a subgroup of the steroids and an important class of organic molecules. They occur naturally in plants, animals, and fungi, with the most familiar type of animal sterol being cholesterol. Cholesterol is vital to cellular function, and a precursor to fat-...
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Any of a group a steroid-based alcohols having a hydrocarbon side-chain of 8-10 carbon atoms. Sterols exist either as free sterols or as esters of fatty acids. Animals sterols, called zoosterols, include cholesterol and lanesterol. The major plant sterol, or phytosterol, is beta-sitosterol.
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Type: Term Pronunciation: stēr′ol Definitions: 1. A steroid with one OH (alcohol) group; the systematic names contain either the prefix hydroxy- or the suffix -ol, cholesterol, ergosterol.
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Any of a group of solid, cyclic, unsaturated alcohols, with a complex structure that includes four carbon rings; cholesterol is an example. Steroids are derived from sterols
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1) ... ester 2) Alcohol 3) Chemical compound 4) Solid alcohol 5) Steroid 6) Steroid alcohol 7) Unsaturated alcohol
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