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Dictionary entry overview: What does hypercholesterolemia mean?
• HYPERCHOLESTEROLEMIA (noun)
The noun HYPERCHOLESTEROLEMIA has 1 sense:
1. the presence of an abnormal amount of cholesterol in the cells and plasma of the blood; associated with the risk of atherosclerosis
Familiarity information: HYPERCHOLESTEROLEMIA used as a noun is very rare.
Dictionary entry details
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The presence of an abnormal amount of cholesterol in the cells and plasma of the blood; associated with the risk of atherosclerosis
Nouns denoting stable states of affairs
Hypernyms ("hypercholesterolemia" is a kind of...):
symptom ((medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease)
Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "hypercholesterolemia"):
familial hypercholesterolemia (congenital disorder characterized by high levels of cholesterol and early development of atherosclerosis)
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