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lipofuscin

[lip-uh-fuhs-in, lahy-puh-] /ˌlɪp əˈfʌs ɪn, ˌlaɪ pə-/
noun, Biochemistry
1.
any of several brown pigments similar to melanin that accumulate in animal cells with age and are products of oxidation of lipids and lipoproteins.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25; < German, equivalent to lipo- lipo-1 + Latin fusc(us) dark, tawny + German -in -in2
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lipofuscin in Medicine

lipofuscin lip·o·fus·cin (lĭp'ō-fŭs'ĭn, -fyōō'sĭn)
n.
Brown pigment granules representing lipid-containing residues of lysosomal digestion.

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