lipochrome

lipochrome

[lip-uh-krohm, lahy-puh-]
noun Biochemistry.
any of the naturally occurring pigments that contain a lipid, as carotene.

Origin:
1885–90; lipo-1 + -chrome

lipochromic, adjective
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lipochrome lip·o·chrome (lĭp'ə-krōm')
n.

  1. A pigmented lipid, such as lutein.

  2. Any of several yellow pigments resembling carotene and xanthophyll that are frequently found in the serum, skin, adrenal cortex, corpus luteum, and arteriosclerotic plaques, and in the liver, spleen, and adipose tissue.

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