noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary, from Latin squalus, a sea fish — more at whale Date: 1916 an acyclic hydrocarbon C30H50 that is widely distributed in nature (as a major component of sebum and in shark-liver oils) and is a precursor of sterols (as cholesterol)

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