Definition of lipemia in English:

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Pronunciation: /ləˈpēmēə/
(also lipaemia)


The presence in the blood of an abnormally high concentration of emulsified fat.
Example sentences
  • Additional symptoms of diabetes mellitus include excessive thirst, glucosuria, polyuria, lipemia and hunger.
  • The photo-optical method 42 has the advantage of being automated and is minimally influenced by the presence of fibrin split products or low levels of hemolysis, lipemia, or bilirubin.
  • If visible lipemia is noticed, the lipid infusion should be stopped and a serum triglyceride level measured.


Late 19th century: from Greek lipos 'fat' + -emia.

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Syllabification: li·pe·mi·a

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