lipoproteins

lipoprotein

[lip-uh-proh-teen, -tee-in, lahy-puh-]
noun Biochemistry.
any of the class of proteins that contain a lipid combined with a simple protein.

Origin:
1905–10; lipo-1 + protein

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lipoprotein (ˌlɪpəʊˈprəʊtiːn, ˌlaɪ-)
 
n
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

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lipoprotein lip·o·pro·tein (lĭp'ō-prō'tēn', -tē-ĭn, lī'pō-)
n.
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  [%PREMIUM_LINK%]     (lĭp'ō-prō'tēn', lī'pō-)  Pronunciation Key 
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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