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

Examples of lipoprotein in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The drug inserted the gene for lipoprotein lipase into muscle cells. Jim Daley, Scientific American, "Gene Therapy Arrives," 24 Dec. 2019 Warren tests also showed a flag for high levels of high density lipoprotein, which is good for the heart. BostonGlobe.com, "unscheduled doctor’s visit last month," 6 Dec. 2019 For instance, prebiotic galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS) reduced lipogenesis and triglyceride concentrations, while the probiotic L. rhamnosus NCC4007 strain induced decreased plasma lipoprotein levels16. Enea Rezzonico, Scientific American, "Nestlé's research on nutrition and the human gut microbiome," 17 Feb. 2015 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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First Known Use of lipoprotein

1909, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of lipoprotein was in 1909

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“Lipoprotein.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lipoprotein. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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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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