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Medical Term:

desmosterol

Pronunciation: des-mos'ter-ol

Definition: Postulated intermediate in cholesterol biosynthesis from lanosterol via zymosterol; accumulates after prolonged administration of substances interfering with cholesterol biosynthesis.

Synonym(s): 24-dehydrocholesterol

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