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cholesterolosis

Pronunciation: ko-les'ter-ol-o'sis

Definition:

  1. A condition resulting from a disturbance in metabolism of lipids, characterized by deposits of cholesterol in tissue, as in Tangier disease.
  2. Cholesterol crystals in the anterior chamber of the eye, as in aphakia with associated retinal separation.

Synonym(s): cholesterinosis

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