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from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • abbr. high-density lipoprotein

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  • Initialism of high-density lipoprotein.
  • Initialism of Hardware Description Language.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. High density lipoprotein, a lipoprotein that transports cholesterol in the blood; high levels are thought to be associated with decreased risk of coronary heart disease and atherosclerosis; sometimes called good cholesterol. Contrasted with LDL.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. 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

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