isopropylcholestane etymology

English word isopropylcholestane comes from English isopropyl ((chemistry) the univalent organic radical (CH3)2CH-.), English cholestane

Detailed word origin of isopropylcholestane

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
isopropyl English (eng) (chemistry) the univalent organic radical (CH3)2CH-.
cholestane English (eng) (organic chemistry) The tetracyclic hydrocarbon precursor of most steroids, such as cholesterol.
isopropylcholestane English (eng) (organic compound) Any of several isopropyl derivatives of cholestane, but especially 24-isopropylcholestane, a biomarker of primitive animals.