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lanosterol

[luh-nos-tuh-rawl, -rol] /ləˈnɒs təˌrɔl, -ˌrɒl/
noun, Biochemistry
1.
a sterol, C 30 H 50 O, formed from squalene epoxide, that is a precursor in the biosynthesis of cholesterol and is a component of lanolin.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30; lano(lin) + sterol
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