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Noun: low-density lipoprotein
  1. 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
    - LDL, beta-lipoprotein

Derived forms: low-density lipoproteins

Type of: lipoprotein

Encyclopedia: Low-density lipoprotein