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Pronunciation: ko'lan

Definition: Parent hydrocarbon of the cholanic acids (cholic acids); androstane with a —CH(CH3)CH2CH2CH3 group in the 17 position. 5a-Cholane is sometimes called allocholane. For structures, see steroids.

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