Also found in: Wikipedia.
the presence of excessive levels of sitosterols in the blood, especially β-sitosterol, absorbed from dietary vegetables due to an unknown intestinal defect. A rare form is associated with xanthomatosis, with tuberous and tendon xanthomas appearing in childhood.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
An inherited disorder in which hyperabsorption of phytosterols and shellfish sterols results in tendon and tuberous xanthomata.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
A rare, autosomal recessive disorder in which sitosterols are excessively absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract and stored in the body. The disease produces atherosclerotic vascular disease (esp. premature coronary artery disease and premature death), hemolytic anemia, and arthritis.
Medical Dictionary, © 2009 Farlex and Partners