high-density lipoprotein


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high-density lipoprotein

[¦hī ‚den·səd·ē ‚lī·pō′prō‚tēn]
(biochemistry)
A lipoprotein containing more proteins than lipids that transports excess cholesterol from tissues to the liver for excretion. Abbreviated HDL.
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