lipoprotein

noun
li·​po·​pro·​tein | \ ˌlī-pō-ˈprō-ˌtēn How to pronounce lipoprotein (audio) , -ˈprō-tē-ən\

Definition of lipoprotein

: a conjugated protein that is a complex of protein and lipid — compare HDL, LDL, VLDL

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Clinical trials have consistently found that eating avocado can lower your LDL cholesterol and improve lipid and lipoprotein profiles. Caroline Walder, Good Housekeeping, "Why You Should Eat Avocado Every Single Day," 26 Sep. 2018 Clinical trials have consistently found that eating avocado can lower your LDL cholesterol and improve lipid and lipoprotein profiles. Caroline Walder, Good Housekeeping, "Why You Should Eat Avocado Every Single Day," 26 Sep. 2018 Clinical trials have consistently found that eating avocado can lower your LDL cholesterol and improve lipid and lipoprotein profiles. Caroline Walder, Good Housekeeping, "Why You Should Eat Avocado Every Single Day," 26 Sep. 2018 Clinical trials have consistently found that eating avocado can lower your LDL cholesterol and improve lipid and lipoprotein profiles. Caroline Walder, Good Housekeeping, "Why You Should Eat Avocado Every Single Day," 26 Sep. 2018 Clinical trials have consistently found that eating avocado can lower your LDL cholesterol and improve lipid and lipoprotein profiles. Caroline Walder, Good Housekeeping, "Why You Should Eat Avocado Every Single Day," 26 Sep. 2018 Clinical trials have consistently found that eating avocado can lower your LDL cholesterol and improve lipid and lipoprotein profiles. Caroline Walder, Good Housekeeping, "Why You Should Eat Avocado Every Single Day," 26 Sep. 2018 Clinical trials have consistently found that eating avocado can lower your LDL cholesterol and improve lipid and lipoprotein profiles. Caroline Walder, Good Housekeeping, "Why You Should Eat Avocado Every Single Day," 26 Sep. 2018 Clinical trials have consistently found that eating avocado can lower your LDL cholesterol and improve lipid and lipoprotein profiles. Caroline Walder, Good Housekeeping, "Why You Should Eat Avocado Every Single Day," 26 Sep. 2018

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1909, in the meaning defined above

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lipoprotein

noun
li·​po·​pro·​tein | \ -ˈprō-ˌtēn How to pronounce lipoprotein (audio) , -ˈprōt-ē-ən How to pronounce lipoprotein (audio) \

Medical Definition of lipoprotein

: any of a large class of conjugated proteins composed of a complex of protein and lipid — see hdl, ldl, vldl

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