very low-density lipoprotein


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very low-density lipoprotein

n. Abbr. VLDL
A lipoprotein containing a very large proportion of lipids to protein and carrying most cholesterol from the liver to the tissues.
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very low-density lipoprotein

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very low-density lipoprotein

Abbreviation: VLDL
Either of the plasma lipids, chylomicrons and prelipoproteins, that are bound to albumin. This class of plasma lipoproteins contains a greater ratio of lipid than the low-density lipoproteins and is the least dense.
See also: lipoprotein
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