apolipoprotein

noun apo·li·po·pro·tein \ ˌa-pō-ˌlī-pō-ˈprō-ˌtēn , -ˌli- , -ˌtē-ən \

Definition of apolipoprotein

:a protein that combines with a lipid to form a lipoprotein often used with a letter or letter and number

First Known Use of apolipoprotein

1966


Medical Dictionary

apolipoprotein

noun apo·li·po·pro·tein \ ˌap-ə-ˌlī-pō-ˈprō-ˌtēn, -ˌlip-ō-, -ˈprōt-ē-ən \

medical Definition of apolipoprotein

:a protein that combines with a lipid (such as cholesterol or triglyceride) to form a lipoprotein
Note: Apolipoproteins are grouped into several classes designated by letters, such as A, B, or C, with specific class members typically identified by a number.
  • … some doctors are using a new cholesterol test that may better predict heart attacks, particularly among women. It looks at particles called apolipoprotein B (apoB), which are found in LDL cholesterol.
  • Ladies' Home JournalFebruary 2005
  • HDL particles contain equal parts of protein and cholesterol; the protein component consists mainly of apolipoprotein A-1
  • —C. EzzellScience News21 Sept. 1991
called also apo

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