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LDL

LDL

noun \ˌel-(ˌ)dē-ˈel\

Definition of LDL

:  a lipoprotein of blood plasma that is composed of a moderate proportion of protein with little triglyceride and a high proportion of cholesterol and that is associated with increased probability of developing atherosclerosis —called also bad cholesterol — compare hdl

Origin of LDL

low-density lipoprotein
First Known Use: 1962

LDL

noun \ˈel-ˈdē-ˈel\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of LDL

:  a lipoprotein of blood plasma that is composed of a moderate proportion of protein with little triglyceride and a high proportion of cholesterol and that is associated with increased probability of developing atherosclerosis—called also bad cholesterol, beta-lipoprotein, low-density lipoprotein; compare hdl, vldl

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