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Pronunciation: hi'po-ba'ta-lip'o-pro'ten-e'me-a

Definition: Abnormally low levels of ß-lipoproteins in the plasma, occasionally with acanthocytosis and neurologic signs; autosomal dominant inheritance; caused by mutation in the apolipoprotein B gene (APOB) on 2p.

See Also: abetalipoproteinemia

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