good cholesterol

noun

Definition of good cholesterol

  1. :  a lipoprotein of blood plasma that is associated with reduced risk of developing atherosclerosis :  HDL Good cholesterol is the high-density lipoprotein (HDL) kind. It is protective of arteries and the heart. — Paul G. Donohue … olive oil has been getting lavish press as a virtuous alternative to other oils and animal fats—it's loaded with monounsaturated fats, which promote the so-called good cholesterol. — Forbes — compare bad cholesterol

First Known Use of good cholesterol

1977


Medical Dictionary

good cholesterol

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noun \ˈgu̇d-\

Medical Definition of good cholesterol

  1. :  hdl


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