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apolipoprotein

[ ap-uh-lip-uh-proh-teen, -tee-in, -lahy-puh- ]
/ ˌæp əˌlɪp əˈproʊ tin, -ti ɪn, -ˌlaɪ pə- /
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noun Biochemistry.
the lipid-free protein portion of a lipoprotein.
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Origin of apolipoprotein

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British Dictionary definitions for apolipoprotein

apolipoprotein
/ (ˌæpəˌlɪpəʊˈprəʊtiːn, -ˌlaɪ-) /

noun
any of a group of glycoproteins that form part of the structure of lipoproteins, some of which have been associated with Alzheimer's disease
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Medical definitions for apolipoprotein

apolipoprotein
[ ăp′ə-lĭp′ō-prōtēn′, -lī′pō- ]

n.
The protein component that combines with a lipid to form a lipoprotein.
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Scientific definitions for apolipoprotein

apolipoprotein
[ ăp′ə-lĭp′ō-prōtēn′, -lī′pō- ]

Any of various proteins that combine with a lipid to form a lipoprotein, such as high density lipoprotein (HDL) and low density lipoprotein (LDL). Apolipoproteins are important in the transport of cholesterol in the body and the regulation of the level of cholesterol in cells and blood.
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