Definition of cholesteryl in English:

cholesteryl

noun

  • The radical derived from cholesterol by removing the hydroxyl group, present especially in esters of cholesterol.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Henry Watts (1815–1884), chemist. After German Cholesteryl.

Pronunciation

cholesteryl

/kəˈlɛstərɪl//kɒˈlɛstərɪl/