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. SYN: cholesterinosis.

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cho·les·ter·ol·osis kə-.les-tə-rə-'lō-səs n, pl -oses -.sēz CHOLESTEROSIS

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cho·les·ter·ol·o·sis (kə-les″tər-ol-oґsis) a condition in which cholesterol is deposited in tissues in abnormal quantities. Called also cholesterosis.

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