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lipoprotein

[ lip-uh-proh-teen, -tee-in, lahy-puh- ]
/ ˌlɪp əˈproʊ tin, -ti ɪn, ˌlaɪ pə- /
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noun Biochemistry.
any of the class of proteins that contain a lipid combined with a simple protein.
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Origin of lipoprotein

First recorded in 1905–10; lipo-1 + protein
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British Dictionary definitions for lipoprotein

lipoprotein
/ (ˌlɪpəʊˈprəʊtiːn, ˌlaɪ-) /

noun
any of a group of proteins to which a lipid molecule is attached, important in the transport of lipids in the bloodstream. They exist in two main forms: high-density lipoproteins and low-density lipoproteinsSee also low-density lipoprotein
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Medical definitions for lipoprotein

lipoprotein
[ lĭp′ō-prōtēn′, lī′pō- ]

n.
Any of a group of conjugated proteins that have at least one lipid component and are the principal means by which lipids are transported in the blood.
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Scientific definitions for lipoprotein

lipoprotein
[ lĭp′ō-prōtēn′, lī′pō- ]

Any of a group of conjugated proteins in which at least one of the components is a lipid. Lipoproteins, classified according to their densities and chemical qualities, are the principal means by which lipids are transported in the blood. See also high-density lipoprotein low-density lipoprotein.
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