apolipoprotein


apo·li·po·pro·tein

noun \ˌa-pō-ˌlī-pō-ˈprō-ˌtēn, -ˌli-, -ˌtē-ən\

Definition of APOLIPOPROTEIN

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

First Known Use of APOLIPOPROTEIN

1970

apo·li·po·pro·tein

noun \ˌap-ə-ˌlī-pō-ˈprō-ˌtēn, -ˌlip-ō-, -ˈprōt-ē-ən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of APOLIPOPROTEIN

: 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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