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Meaning of lanosterol

la•nos•ter•ol

Pronunciation: (lu-nos'tu-rôl", -rol"), [key]
— n. Biochem.
  1. a sterol, CHO, formed from squalene epoxide, that is a precursor in the biosynthesis of cholesterol and is a component of lanolin.
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