from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A complex of lipids and proteins, with greater amounts of lipid than protein, that transports cholesterol in the blood. High levels are associated with an increased risk of atherosclerosis and coronary heart disease.
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- n. a class of lipoprotein that transports cholesterol around the bloodstream; high levels may increase 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 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
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