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hypercholesterolemia

[hahy-per-kuh-les-ter-uh-lee-mee-uh]
noun Pathology.
  1. the presence of an excessive amount of cholesterol in the blood.
  2. familial hypercholesterolemia.
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Also hy·per·cho·les·ter·e·mi·a [hahy-per-kuh-les-tuh-ree-mee-uh] /ˌhaɪ pər kəˌlɛs təˈri mi ə/.

Origin of hypercholesterolemia

From New Latin, dating back to 1890–95; see origin at hyper-, cholesterol, -emia
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hypercholesterolemia in Medicine

hypercholesterolemia

(hī′pər-kə-lĕs′tər-ə-lēmē-ə)
n.
  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.familial hypercholesterolemia
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