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Any of a group of naturally occurring unsaturated steroid alcohols, typically waxy solids.
- ‘Though these species are in the majority, in reality, biomembranes are quite complex mixtures of not only these simple lipids, but also of proteins and sterols.’
- ‘Classically, endocrine hormones are considered to be derived from amino acids, peptides, or sterols and to act at sites distant from their tissue of origin.’
- ‘Milk is composed of more than 12 different types of fat, including sphingolipids, free sterols, cholesterol, and oleic acid.’
- ‘Cholesterol and closely related sterols play an important role in the function of plasma membranes in most eukaryotic cells.’
- ‘A biological membrane is an assembly of a diverse set of molecules such as lipids, sterols, and proteins.’
Early 20th century: independent usage of the ending of words such as cholesterol and ergosterol.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.