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ˈstɪər ɔl, -ɒl, ˈstɛr-sterol

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sterol, steroid alcoholnoun

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


  1. sterolnoun

    any member of a class of steroids containing a hydroxyl group in the 3-position of the A-ring; they are found in all animal and plant tissue and play an important role in hormone chemistry


  1. Sterol

    Sterol is an organic compound with formula C17H28O, whose molecule is derived from that of gonane by replacement of a hydrogen atom in position 3 by a hydroxyl group. It is therefore an alcohol of gonane. More generally, any compounds that contain the gonane structure, additional functional groups, and/or modified ring systems derived from gonane are called steroids. Therefore, sterols are a subgroup of the steroids. They occur naturally in most eukaryotes, including plants, animals, and fungi, and can also be produced by some bacteria (however likely with different functions). The most familiar type of animal sterol is cholesterol, which is vital to cell membrane structure, and functions as a precursor to fat-soluble vitamins and steroid hormones. While technically alcohols, sterols are classified by biochemists as lipids (fats in the broader sense of the term).


  1. sterol

    A sterol is a type of lipid molecule that is biosynthesized by all animal cells and is an essential component of animal cell membranes where it aids in maintaining their structural integrity and fluidity. It is characterized by a complex molecular structure that includes four intertwined carbon rings. The most common and well-known sterol is cholesterol. Sterols also play a role in various biological functions such as assisting in the production of hormones, vitamin D, and aiding in the digestion process.


  1. Sterol

    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 animal cell membrane structure and function and a precursor to fat-soluble vitamins and steroid hormones.

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  1. ostler

  2. relost

  3. rostel

  4. reslot

  5. torsel

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sterol in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sterol in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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