Squalene



noun, Biochemistry.
1.
an oil, C 3 0 H 5 0 , intermediate in the synthesis of cholesterol, obtained for use in manufacturing pharmaceuticals.
noun
1.
(biochem) a terpene first found in the liver of sharks but also present in the livers of most higher animals: an important precursor of cholesterol
squalene
(skwā’lēn’)
A colorless, unsaturated hydrocarbon found especially in the liver oil of sharks and in human sebum. It is an intermediate compound in the body’s synthesis of cholesterol. Chemical formula: C30H50.

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