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

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

noun
\ˈvē-ˈel-ˈdē-ˈel \

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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