Squalene Definition

skwālēn
noun
An unsaturated hydrocarbon, C30H50, found in shark livers, etc. that is a precursor of cholesterol in biosynthesis.
Webster's New World
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Origin of Squalene

  • New Latin Squalus shark genus (from its occurrence in the liver oil of sharks) (from Latin squalus a sea fish) –ene

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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