a lipoprotein that carries cholesterol in the blood to the cell tissues and that in excess is believed to increase the risk of coronary artery disease
Origin of LDL; from low-density lipoprotein
A lipoprotein with a relatively high concentration of lipids and low concentration of protein that incorporates cholesterol and transports it to cells. High levels are associated with an increased risk of atherosclerosis and coronary artery disease. Also called LDL cholesterol.
Origin of LDLl(ow-)d(ensity) l(ipoprotein).