low density lipoprotein-cholesterol

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low den·si·ty li·po·pro·tein-cho·les·ter·ol

(LDL-C) (lō den'si-tē li'pō-prō'tēn kŏ-les'tĕr-ol)
The so-called bad cholesterol; contains mostly lipids and few proteinaceous elements; its levels ought to be kept to a minimum to improve health.
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