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Noun: high-density lipoprotein
  1. 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
    - HDL, alpha-lipoprotein

Derived forms: high-density lipoproteins

Type of: lipoprotein

Encyclopedia: High-density lipoprotein