VLDL

noun
\ ˌvē-(ˌ)el-(ˌ)dē-ˈel How to pronounce VLDL (audio) \

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

First Known Use of VLDL

1977, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for VLDL

very-low-density lipoprotein

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“VLDL.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/VLDL. Accessed 26 Feb. 2021.

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VLDL

noun
\ ˈvē-ˈel-ˈdē-ˈel How to pronounce VLDL (audio) \

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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