hypercholesterolemia

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Etymology[edit]

From hyper- +‎ cholesterol +‎ -emia.

Noun[edit]

hypercholesterolemia (countable and uncountable, plural hypercholesterolemias)

  1. (medicine) An excess of cholesterol in the blood.
    • 1999, Matt Ridley, Genome, Harper Perennial 2004, p. 260:
      An inherited predisposition to heart disease, called familial hypercholesterolaemia, results from a rare ‘spelling change’ in the gene for cholesterol receptors.