Definition of lipoid in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈlɪpɔɪd/


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.


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

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