lanosterol

[ luh-nos-tuh-rawl, -rol ]

nounBiochemistry.
  1. 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

1
First recorded in 1925–30; lano(lin) + sterol

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