Cholesterol is derived from the traditional Ancient Greek word chole means bile, stereos means solid and -ol is for alcohol. It's an organic compound and is a type of lipid as it is a sterol. It is also an important structural component of the animal cell membrane and may be biosynthesized by all animal cells.
It is also referred as cholesterin and cholesteryl alcohol. The property value of hydrogen bond donor is 1 and hydrogen bond acceptor is 1 and the rotatable bond count is 5.