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VLDL

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noun \ˌvē-(ˌ)el-(ˌ)dē-ˈel\

Definition of VLDL

  1. :  a plasma lipoprotein that is produced primarily by the liver with lesser amounts contributed by the intestine, that contains relatively large amounts of triglycerides compared to protein, and that leaves a residue of cholesterol in the tissues during the process of conversion to LDL — compare hdl



Origin and Etymology of vldl

very low-density lipoprotein


First Known Use: 1977


Medical Dictionary

VLDL

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noun \ˈvē-ˈel-ˈdē-ˈel\

Medical Definition of VLDL

  1. :  a plasma lipoprotein that is produced primarily by the liver with lesser amounts contributed by the intestine, that contains relatively large amounts of triglycerides compared to protein, and that leaves a residue of cholesterol in the tissues during the process of conversion to LDL—called also very-low-density lipoprotein; compare hdl, ldl




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