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high-density lipoprotein


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

  • n. A complex of lipids and proteins in approximately equal amounts that functions as a transporter of cholesterol in the blood. High levels are associated with a decreased risk of atherosclerosis and coronary heart disease.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a class of lipoprotein that transports cholesterol to the liver from other tissue; high levels may decrease the risk of coronary heart disease

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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