lanosterol

[ luh-nos-tuh-rawl, -rol ]
/ ləˈnɒs təˌrɔl, -ˌrɒl /

noun Biochemistry.

a sterol, C30H50O, formed from squalene epoxide, that is a precursor in the biosynthesis of cholesterol and is a component of lanolin.

Origin of lanosterol

First recorded in 1925–30; lano(lin) + sterol
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