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[hahy-per-kuh-les-ter-uh-lee-mee-uh] /ˌhaɪ pər kəˌlɛs tər əˈli mi ə/
noun, Pathology.
the presence of an excessive amount of cholesterol in the blood.
Also, hypercholesteremia
[hahy-per-kuh-les-tuh-ree-mee-uh] /ˌhaɪ pər kəˌlɛs təˈri mi ə/ (Show IPA)
Origin of hypercholesterolemia
1890-95; < New Latin; see hyper-, cholesterol, -emia Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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hypercholesterolemia in Medicine

hypercholesterolemia hy·per·cho·les·ter·ol·e·mi·a (hī'pər-kə-lěs'tər-ə-lē'mē-ə) or hy·per·cho·les·ter·e·mi·a (-kə-lěs'tə-rē'mē-ə)

  1. An abnormally high concentration of cholesterol in the blood.

  2. A familial disorder that is characterized by an abnormally high concentration of cholesterol in the blood. Also called familial hypercholesterolemia.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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