Definition of hypercholesterolemia in English:

hypercholesterolemia

(British hypercholesterolaemia)

noun

Medicine
  • An excess of cholesterol in the bloodstream.

    • ‘People with familial hypercholesterolaemia often die from atherosclerotic heart disease before the age of 40; this is particularly true for men.’
    • ‘Anyone, even children, with a family history of familial hypercholesterolaemia should have their cholesterol measured.’
    • ‘Screening for hypercholesterolemia and coronary artery disease may be appropriate, depending on the clinical picture.’
    • ‘Obesity is an independent risk factor for myocardial infarction, hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, and impaired glucose tolerance.’
    • ‘He has several chronic illnesses, including diabetes, hypercholesterolemia, and hypertension.’

Origin

Late 19th century: from hyper- above normal + cholesterol + -emia.

Pronunciation:

hypercholesterolemia

/ˌhīpərkəˌlestərəˈlēmēə/