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    low-density lipoprotein

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

    Definition
    (noun) a lipoprotein that transports cholesterol in the blood; composed of moderate amount of protein and a large amount of cholesterol; high levels are thought to be associated with increased risk of coronary heart disease and atherosclerosis
    Synonyms : beta-lipoprotein , ldl
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