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lipo-1

1.
a combining form meaning “fat,” used in the formation of compound words:
lipolysis.
Also, especially before a vowel, lip-.
Origin
combining form representing Greek lípos fat

lipo-2

1.
a combining form meaning “lacking,” “leaving,” used in the formation of compound words:
lipography.
Origin
< Greek, combining form of lip-, weak stem of leípein to leave, be lacking; see -o-
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British Dictionary definitions for lipo

lipo

/ˈlɪpəʊ; ˈlaɪpəʊ/
noun
1.
(informal) short for liposuction

lipo-

combining form
1.
fat or fatty: lipoprotein
Word Origin
from Greek lipos fat
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Word Origin and History for lipo

lipo-

word-forming element meaning "fat" (n.), from Greek lipo-, comb. form of lipos "fat" (n.), from PIE root *leip- "to stick, adhere," also used to form words for "fat," see leave (v.)).

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lipo in Medicine

lipo- or lip-
pref.
Fat; fatty; fatty tissue: lipolysis.

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Related Abbreviations for lipo

lipo

liposuction
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