Squalene meaning

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A colorless unsaturated aliphatic hydrocarbon, C30 H50 , found in human sebum and in the liver oil of sharks, that is an intermediate in the biosynthesis of cholesterol and is used in biochemical research.
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An unsaturated hydrocarbon, C30H50, found in shark livers, etc. that is a precursor of cholesterol in biosynthesis.
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An unsaturated aliphatic hydrocarbon, C30 H50 , that is the biosynthetic acyclic precursor to tetracyclic steroids such as cholesterol. It is widely found in animals, plants, and fungi and is present in high concentrations in shark liver oil and human sebum.
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A colorless, unsaturated hydrocarbon found especially in the liver oil of sharks and in human sebum. It is an intermediate compound in the body's synthesis of cholesterol. Chemical formula: C30H50.
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(organic chemistry) A triterpene hydrocarbon found in shark liver oil and in human sebum; it plays a role in the biosynthesis of steroids.
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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