Literally meaning: “protein with alterrate lipids”
Origin: Anc Greek
από/apo(= prefix meaning "from, away from, alterate, separate, remainder)
λιπο/ -lipo- > λίπος/lipos(=fat, grease) >λίπος > verb λείβω/livo(=grease)
+πρωτεΐνη/proteini(=protein) > πρώτος/protos(=first or of prime importance)
The term was coined by by American biochemist John Oncley (1910 – July 14, 2004) in the 1940s for the protein constituents of the plasma lipoproteins.
Apoliprotein is any protein which binds to lipids such as LDL in order to form a soluble molecule named lipoprotein such as HDL.