[ 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.

Nearby words

  1. hypercementosis,
  2. hypercharge,
  3. hyperchloremia,
  4. hyperchlorhydria,
  5. hypercholesterolaemia,
  6. hypercholia,
  7. hyperchromatism,
  8. hyperchromic,
  9. hyperchromic anemia,
  10. hyperchylia

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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Medicine definitions for hypercholesterolemia


[ hī′pər-kə-lĕs′tər-ə-lēmē-ə ]


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

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