VLDL


VLDL

noun \ˌvē-(ˌ)el-(ˌ)dē-ˈel\

Definition of VLDL

:  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 of VLDL

very low-density lipoprotein
First Known Use: 1977

VLDL

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

Medical Definition of VLDL

: 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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