apo

noun
\ˈa-pō \
variants: or Apo
plural apos or Apos

Definition of apo 

(Entry 1 of 3)

: apolipoprotein usually used with a letter or letter and number

Definition of APO (Entry 2 of 3)

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apo-

prefix
variants: or ap-

Definition of apo- (Entry 3 of 3)

1 : away from : off aphelion

2 : detached : separate apogamy

3 : formed from : related to apomorphine

First Known Use of apo

Noun

1972, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for apo

Prefix

Latin, from Greek, from apo — more at of

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apo

noun
\ˈa-ˌpō \
variants: or Apo

Medical Definition of apo 

: apolipoprotein A growing number of studies suggest that the apos may soon be seen as important indicators of heart-disease risk.Prevention, September 1989 often used with a letter or letter and number The right balance of dietary fat may help HDL by promoting higher levels of the chief HDL transporter protein, called Apo A1Food & Fitness Advisor, September 2004

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