lipo-, lip-, -lipid, -lipoid, -lipoma, -lipomatous +

(Greek: fat, fatty)

1. Any of a heterogeneous group of fats and fatlike substances characterized by being water-insoluble and being extractable by nonpolar (or fat) solvents such as alcohol, ether, chloroform, benzene, etc.
2. “Fat-soluble”, an operational term used to describe a solubility characteristic, not a chemical substance, i.e., denoting substances extracted from animal or vegetable cells by nonpolar or “fat” solvents; included in the heterogeneous collection of materials thus extractable are fatty acids, glycerides and glyceryl ethers, phospholipids, sphingolipids, alcohols and waxes, terpenes, steroids, and “fat-soluble” vitamins A, D, and E.
Pertaining to or containing lipids.
lipidolysis, lipidolytic
1. The splitting of lipids.
2. Causing the breakdown of lipid.
lipidosis (s); lipidoses, (pl)
1. Lipid storage disease.
2. Hereditary abnormality of lipid metabolism that results in abnormal amounts of lipid deposition.
The presence of lipids in the urine, as neutral fat bodies floating in the urine, oval fat bodies which appear yellow or black under reduced light and which may be single or aggregated, casts with inclusion fat or fatty cells.
1. Inflammation of the fatty tissue of a joint.
2. Inflammation of the periarticular fatty tissues of the knees.
Atrophy of subcutaneous fat (loss of subcutaneous fat).
1. A specialized connective tissue cell which develops into a fat cell.
2. A cell, originating in connective tissue, which becomes a fat cell. The cell usually has a polyhedral shape and contains numerous small lipid droplets.
Pertaining to or containing lipoblasts.
A benign fatty tumor composed of a mixture of embryonal lipoblastic cells in a myxoid stroma and mature fat cells; the tumor cells are arranged in lobules and occur most often in children.
A benign lobulated tumor of fetal fat cells seen primarily in infants. It may be localized or diffuse.
1. A reference to a fatty heart.
2. Denoting a person suffering from fatty degeneration of the heart.
1. Pertaining to or effecting the destructive metabolism of fat.
2. Relating to the breakdown (catabolism) of fat.
A hernia containing fatty tissue.
lipocere, lipoceratous
Adipocere (adipoceratous), a fatty substance of waxy consistency into which dead animal tissues (as those of a corpse) are sometimes converted when kept from the air under certain favoring conditions of temperature.

Related fat-word units: adipo-; lard; obeso-; oleo-; omento-; pimelo-; pio-; sebo-; steato-.