: 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

Examples of VLDL in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Sometimes the test includes very-low-density lipoprotein, or VLDL, which carries triglycerides to different parts of the body. Knvul Sheikh, San Diego Union-Tribune, 13 Feb. 2024

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Word History

Etymology

very-low-density lipoprotein

First Known Use

1977, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of VLDL was in 1977

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Cite this Entry

“VLDL.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/VLDL. Accessed 25 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

: 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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