|lipoprotein (ˌlɪpəʊˈprəʊtiːn, ˌlaɪ-)|
|See also low-density lipoprotein 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|
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.
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.