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apolipoprotein

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noun apo·li·po·pro·tein \ˌa-pō-ˌlī-pō-ˈprō-ˌtēn, -ˌli-, -ˌtē-ən\

Definition of apolipoprotein

  1. :  a protein that combines with a lipid to form a lipoprotein —often used with a letter or letter and number



1970

First Known Use of apolipoprotein

1970


Medical Dictionary

apolipoprotein

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noun apo·li·po·pro·tein \ˌap-ə-ˌlī-pō-ˈprō-ˌtēn, -ˌlip-ō-, -ˈprōt-ē-ən\

Medical Definition of apolipoprotein

  1. :  any of the proteins that combine with a lipid to form a lipoprotein and that are now grouped into four classes designated A, B, Celsius, and E and formerly into a fifth class D now considered part of A—often followed by the letter designating the class or by the letter and a number expressed in Roman or Arabic numerals to indicate a specific member of the class <apolipoprotein B is a major component of LDL>




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