HDL

noun
\ ˌāch-(ˌ)dē-ˈel How to pronounce HDL (audio) \

Definition of HDL

: a lipoprotein of blood plasma that is composed of a high proportion of protein with little triglyceride and cholesterol and that is correlated with reduced risk of atherosclerosis : good cholesterol — compare ldl

First Known Use of HDL

1954, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for HDL

high-density lipoprotein

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“HDL.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/HDL. Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

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HDL

noun
\ ˈāch-ˈdē-ˈel How to pronounce HDL (audio) \

Medical Definition of HDL

: a lipoprotein of blood plasma that is composed of a high proportion of protein with little triglyceride and cholesterol and that is associated with decreased probability of developing atherosclerosis

called also alpha-lipoprotein, good cholesterol, high-density lipoprotein

— compare ldl, vldl

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