LDL

noun
\ ˌel-(ˌ)dē-ˈel How to pronounce LDL (audio) \

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 : bad cholesterol — compare hdl

First Known Use of LDL

1962, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for LDL

low-density lipoprotein

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“LDL.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/LDL. Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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LDL

noun
\ ˈel-ˈdē-ˈel How to pronounce LDL (audio) \

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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