a plasma protein that is the major carrier of cholesterol in the blood: high levels are associated with atherosclerosis.
a lipoprotein that is the form in which cholesterol is transported in the bloodstream to the cells and tissues of the body. High levels of low-density lipoprotein in the blood are associated with atheroma LDL
low-density lipoprotein n.
A complex of lipids and proteins that functions as a transporter of cholesterol in the blood, and which, in high concentrations, is associated with an increased risk of atherosclerosis and coronary heart disease. Also called beta-lipoprotein.
A lipoprotein that contains relatively high amounts of cholesterol and is associated with an increased risk of atherosclerosis and coronary artery disease.
- Low-density polyethylene
noun, Chemistry. 1. highly branched polyethylene with low crystallinity and melting point, and a density of 0.91 to 0.94, prepared at very high pressures, and used mainly for sheeting, films, and packaging materials. Abbreviation: LDPE.
[noun loh-doun; adjective loh-doun] /noun ˈloʊˌdaʊn; adjective ˈloʊˈdaʊn/ Informal. noun 1. the real and unadorned facts; the true, secret, or inside information (usually preceded by the): We gave them the lowdown on the new housing project. adjective 2. contemptible; base; mean: a lowdown trick. 3. , especially socially or morally; degraded.
adjective 1. mean, underhand, or despicable noun 2. information, esp secret or true information adj. also low down, lowdown, “vulgar,” 1888, from low (adj.) + down (adv.). Earlier it meant “humble” (1540s). As a noun, 1915, from the adjective, American English. adjective Related Terms a dirty shame
- Low-down dirty shame
Related Terms a dirty shame