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. The starting material in the body for the synthesis of other steroids is ____________

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The given statement should be completed.

Concept Introduction:

Steroids come under class of lipid which consists of four rings with each ring made of carbon atoms.

Steroids are the molecule present in body which helps in growth and sexual characteristics development of the body. Carbohydrates, proteins and lipids are the organic compound so that steroids come under lipid.

Explanation

Given:

The starting material in the body for the synthesis of other steroids is _______.

Cholesterol is a steroid found in every cell present in the body. It is a fat like, water insoluble substance which also helps in digesting food or also helps in production of hormones and vitamins such as vitamin D...

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