/leuh nos"teuh rawl', -rol'/, n. Biochem.
a sterol, C30H50O, formed from squalene epoxide, that is a precursor in the biosynthesis of cholesterol and is a component of lanolin.
[1925-30; LANO(LIN) + STEROL]

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