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    high-density lipoprotein

    high-density lipoprotein - Dictionary definition and meaning for word high-density lipoprotein

    Definition
    (noun) a lipoprotein that transports cholesterol in the blood; composed of a high proportion of protein and relatively little cholesterol; high levels are thought to be associated with decreased risk of coronary heart disease and atherosclerosis
    Synonyms : alpha-lipoprotein , hdl
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