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lipoid

Syllabification: lip·oid
Pronunciation: /ˈlipˌoid, ˈlīˌpoid
 
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Definition of lipoid in English:

adjective

(also lipoidal) Biochemistry
Relating to or resembling fat.
Example sentences
  • It was only after 1929 that scientists could assess the identity of sex hormones with chemical methods, thanks to developments in organic chemistry in the area of steroid and lipoid compounds.
  • But a potential problem from inhaling fat-based substances, such as petroleum jelly or mineral oil, for prolonged periods is lipoid pneumonia.
  • Carotenoids are taken up from blood circulation by rhamphothecal keratinocytes in the bill, accumulated in lipoid droplets, and distributed diffusely through the horny, keratinized beak tissue.

noun

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A fatlike substance; a lipid.
Example sentences
  • But a potential problem from inhaling fat-based substances (lipoids), such as petroleum jelly or mineral oil, for prolonged periods is lipoid pneumonia.
  • All that blood stirring makes one aware of protoplasmic solutions, the essential matter between the formed and the unformed, masses of cells consisting largely of water, proteins, lipoids, carbohydrates, and inorganic salts.
  • Representative of a useful adhesive formulation to which the present lipoids are added is the following.

Origin

late 19th century: from Greek lipos 'fat' + -oid.

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