[lip-uh-proh-teen, -tee-in, lahy-puh-]
Origin of lipoprotein
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
- 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
- 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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