noun Pathology.
the presence of an excessive amount of cholesterol in the blood.
Also, hypercholesteremia [hahy-per-kuh-les-tuh-ree-mee-uh] .

1890–95; < Neo-Latin; see hyper-, cholesterol, -emia

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hypercholesterolaemia or (US) hypercholesterolemia (ˌhaɪpəkəˌlɛstərɒlˈiːmɪə)
See hyperlipidaemia the condition of having a high concentration of cholesterol in the blood
hypercholesterolemia or (US) hypercholesterolemia

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hypercholesterolemia hy·per·cho·les·ter·ol·e·mi·a (hī'pər-kə-lěs'tər-ə-lē'mē-ə) or hy·per·cho·les·ter·e·mi·a (-kə-lěs'tə-rē'mē-ə)

  1. An abnormally high concentration of cholesterol in the blood.

  2. A familial disorder that is characterized by an abnormally high concentration of cholesterol in the blood. Also called familial hypercholesterolemia.

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