an oil, C 3 0 H 5 0 , intermediate in the synthesis of cholesterol, obtained for use in manufacturing pharmaceuticals.
(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
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.
adjective 1. foul and repulsive, as from lack of care or cleanliness; neglected and filthy. 2. wretched; miserable; degraded; sordid. adjective 1. dirty and repulsive, esp as a result of neglect or poverty 2. sordid
noun 1. a sudden, violent gust of wind, often accompanied by rain, snow, or sleet. 2. a sudden disturbance or commotion. verb (used without object) 3. to blow as a squall. verb (used without object) 1. to cry or scream loudly and violently: The hungry baby began to squall. verb (used with object) 2. to […]
verb (used without object) 1. to cry or scream loudly and violently: The hungry baby began to squall. verb (used with object) 2. to utter in a screaming tone. noun 3. the act or sound of squalling: The baby’s squall was heard next door. noun 1. a sudden strong wind or brief turbulent storm 2. […]
noun, Meteorology. 1. a line or extended narrow region within which squalls or thunderstorms occur, often several hundred miles long. noun 1. a narrow zone along a cold front along which squalls occur See also line squall squall line A line of sudden, sometimes violent thunderstorms that develop on the leading edge of a cold […]