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n. one of a group of compounds, found in blood plasma and lymph, each consisting of a protein (see apolipoprotein) combined with a lipid (which may be cholesterol, a triglyceride, or a phospholipid). Lipoproteins are important for the transport of lipids in the blood and lymph (see also lipoprotein lipase). See chylomicron, high-density lipoprotein, low-density lipoprotein, very low-density lipoprotein. See also hyperlipidaemia.

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