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Definitions and Synonyms of high-density lipoprotein | Another word for high-density lipoprotein | What is high-density lipoprotein?

Definition 1: a lipoprotein that transports cholesterol in the blood; composed of a high proportion of protein and relatively little cholesterol; high levels are thought to be associated with decreased risk of coronary heart disease and atherosclerosis - [noun denoting substance]

Synonyms for high-density lipoprotein in the sense of this definition

(high-density lipoprotein is a kind of ...) a conjugated protein having a lipid component; the principal means for transporting lipids in the blood

(high-density lipoprotein is made of the substance ...) the cholesterol in high-density lipoproteins; the `good' cholesterol; a high level in the blood is thought to lower the risk of coronary artery disease

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