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[lip-uh-proh-teen, -tee-in, lahy-puh-] /ˌlɪp əˈproʊ tin, -ti ɪn, ˌlaɪ pə-/
noun, Biochemistry
any of the class of proteins that contain a lipid combined with a simple protein.
Origin of lipoprotein
1905-10; lipo-1 + protein Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for lipoprotein


/ˌlɪpəʊˈprəʊtiːn; ˌlaɪ-/
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 lipoproteins See also low-density lipoprotein
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lipoprotein in Medicine

lipoprotein lip·o·pro·tein (lĭp'ō-prō'tēn', -tē-ĭn, lī'pō-)
Any of a group of conjugated proteins having at least one lipid components, they are the principal means by which lipids are transported in the blood.

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lipoprotein in Science
  (lĭp'ō-prō'tēn', 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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