[kuh-les-tuh-ree-mee-uh] /kəˌlɛs təˈri mi ə/

noun, Pathology.


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    cholesteatoma cho·les·te·a·to·ma (kə-lěs’tē-ə-tō’mə, kō’lĭ-stē’ə-) n. pl. cho·les·te·a·to·mas or cho·les·te·a·to·ma·ta (-mə-tə) A tumorlike mass of keratinizing squamous epithelium and cholesterol, usually occurring in the middle ear and mastoid region. Also called pearl tumor.

  • Cholesteric

    [kuh-les-ter-ik, koh-luh-ster-ik] /kəˈlɛs tər ɪk, ˌkoʊ ləˈstɛr ɪk/ adjective, Chemistry, Physics. 1. of or relating to a form of liquid crystal having molecules arranged in thick, regular layers, and displaying marked color effects, especially in polarized light.

  • Cholesterin

    [kuh-les-tuh-rohl, -rawl] /kəˈlɛs təˌroʊl, -ˌrɔl/ noun, Biochemistry. 1. a sterol, C 27 H 46 O, that occurs in all animal tissues, especially in the brain, spinal cord, and adipose tissue, functioning chiefly as a protective agent in the skin and myelin sheaths of nerve cells, a detoxifier in the bloodstream, and as a precursor of […]

  • Cholesterolaemia

    /kəˌlɛstərəˈliːmɪə/ noun 1. the presence of abnormally high levels of cholesterol in the blood

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