bad cholesterol
LDL LDL ([e^]l`d[=e]*[e^]l/") n. [acronym from Low-Density Lipoprotein.] (Med., Biochem.) {Low-density lipoprotein}, a lipoprotein that transports cholesterol in the blood; high levels are thought to be associated with increased risk of coronary heart disease and atherosclerosis; sometimes called informally {bad cholesterol}.

Syn: low-density lipoprotein. [WordNet 1.5]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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