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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.

LDL (disambiguation)

LDL is a low-density lipoprotein, one of the five major groups of lipoproteins.

LDL or LdL may also refer to:

  • Learning by teaching (German: Lernen durch Lehren, LdL), a method that allows students to learn by teaching lessons or parts of lessons
  • Loudness discomfort level, a measure of the volume where an individual starts feeling uncomfortable or feeling pain. It can be reduced in hyperacusis or recruitment.
  • LDL decomposition, Cholesky decomposition in linear algebra