American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Having a low concentration: low-density urban areas.
- adj. having low concentration
- adj. having low relative density or specific gravity
“This bad guy is called low-density lipoprotein LDL cholesterol.”
“Other cholesterol is added to the bloodstream for easy assimilation by various organs and, unfortunately, by arterial walls and this cholesterol is carried by another type of lipoprotein called low-density lipoprotein or LDL for short.”
“It encouraged low-density sprawl, which is ill-fitted to a creative, postindustrial economy.”
“Artificial demand for bigger houses also skews residential patterns, leading to excessive low-density suburban growth.”
“The machines won't find low-density powdered explosives, liquid explosives — or much more than the old metal detectors.”
“They may reduce your risk of developing coronary artery disease by significantly bringing down your LDL low-density lipoprotein cholesterol.”
“These numbers—the total cholesterol, LDL (low-density lipoprotein), HDL (high-density lipoprotein), and triglycerides—are important indicators of your overall risk of getting heart disease.”
“Dragon boating was the only major lifestyle change she had made, and her level of low-density lipoprotein, or bad cholesterol, had dropped by more than half.”
“Simvastatin and similar medicines are used to lower the amount of low-density lipoprotein, or the "bad" cholesterol, to reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes.”
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