any of a number of semiprecious stones that resemble diamond, such as zircon and white topaz
- False diverticulum
false diverticulum n. A diverticulum of the intestine that passes through a defect in the muscular wall of the gut and thus does not include a layer of muscle in its wall.
noun 1. the Pseudo-Isidorian documents.
noun, Pathology. 1. an inherited metabolic disorder caused by a lack or malfunction of receptors for the low-density lipoproteins that activate removal of cholesterol from the blood. Abbreviation: FH. familial hypercholesterolemia n.
- Familial hyperlipoproteinemia
familial hyperlipoproteinemia n. Any of several inherited disorders of lipoprotein metabolism characterized by changes in serum concentrations of low-density lipoproteins and the lipids associated with them. For some clinical types, see under type.