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lipoprotein(a)

[ lip-uh-proh-teen-ey, ‐tee-in-ey, lahy-puh‐ ]
/ ˈlɪp əˌproʊ tinˈeɪ, ‐ti ɪnˈeɪ, ˈlaɪ pə‐ /
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noun
a plasma lipoprotein containing protein and cholesterol, high levels of which are associated with atherosclerosis.
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Origin of lipoprotein(a)

First recorded in 1995–2000; lipoprotein + (a), signifying a classification of proteins in serum protein electrophoresis
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