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lipoid

[lip-oid, lahy-poid] /ˈlɪp ɔɪd, ˈlaɪ pɔɪd/
adjective
1.
Also, lipoidal. fatty; resembling fat.
noun
2.
a fat or fatlike substance, as lecithin or wax.
3.
Origin of lipoid
1875-1880
1875-80; lip- + -oid
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  • In refractory cases benefit has followed the subcutaneous injection of lipoid solution containing tin.

    Manual of Surgery Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
  • The result was a condition almost exactly like pneumonia, called "lipoid pneumonia."

    The Wailing Octopus Harold Leland Goodwin
  • In the cases of Aschoff and Koch no abnormality was noted except an almost constant increase in lipoid content.

    Scurvy Past and Present Alfred Fabian Hess
  • A lipoid suspension to release it slowly into the bloodstream and give the irritation time to subside.

    The Syndic C.M. Kornbluth
  • The absence from the latter organs shows that the lipoid solubility does not obtain in the body.

  • Some writers, who object to the word "lipoid" as a group name, prefer to call these substances the "fat-like bodies."

    The Chemistry of Plant Life Roscoe Wilfred Thatcher
British Dictionary definitions for lipoid

lipoid

/ˈlɪpɔɪd; ˈlaɪ-/
adjective
1.
resembling fat; fatty
noun
2.
a fatlike substance, such as wax
3.
(biochem) a former name for lipid
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lipoid in Medicine

lipoid lip·oid (lĭp'oid', lī'poid')
adj.
Resembling fat; adipoid. n.
Lipid. No longer in technical use.

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