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

(Greek: fat, fatty)

Any of a group of fat soluble pigments, including carotene, lutein, lycopene, and xanthophyll, that are synthesized in plants and on ingestion impart a yellow, yello-orange, or orange-red color to lipid-containing tissues.
The presence of an excess of lipochrome in the blood.
A substance that becomes converted into lipochrome.
1. An apparatus and procedure for separating and volumetrically analyzing the amount of lipid in blood or other body fluids.
2. A device for determining the proportion of lipid in a fluid.
1. A fat cell.
2. A fat-storing cell of the liver.
Congenital, yellowish-white, fatty, benign tumor located subconjunctivally.
A specialist in the effects of fat.
The study of fat and its effects on the body.
1. Any disturbance of fat metabolism.
2. A group of conditions due to defective metabolism of fat, resulting in the absence of subcutaneous fat, that may be congenital or acquired and partial or total.
3. Any of various disorders of fat metabolism; intestinal lipodystrophy, a rare disease of uncertain etiology, chiefly of middle-aged men, presenting with joint pains, steatorrhea, wasting, and lymph node enlargement.
lipodystrophy syndrome
A disturbance of lipid (fat) metabolism that involves the partial, or total, absence of fat and often the abnormal deposition and distribution of fat in the body.

There are a number of different lipodystrophy syndromes. Some of them are present at birth (congenital) while others are acquired later. Some are genetic (inherited), others are not.

One lipodystrophy syndrome appears associated with the protease inhibitor drugs (preventing the production of new infectious viral articles) used in the treatment of AIDS.

In this lipodystrophy syndrome, the face, arms and legs become thin due to loss of subcutaneous fat. The skin becomes dry, the lips crack, and weight drops.

1. Edema of subcutaneous fat, causing painful swellings, especially of the legs in women.
2. A chronic swelling of the legs that is associated with abundant subcutaneous fat. Also known as cellulite.
1. Carrying or transporting fat.
2. Capable of combining with fat for transport purposes.
Fibrolipoma, a benign neoplasm of fibrous connective tissue, with conspicuous numbers of adipose (fat) cells.
An abnormal storage of any one of a group of golden-brown fatty pigments deposited in muscle and nerve cells at a rate that increases progressively with age.
1. The formation of fat; the transformation of nonfat food materials into body fat.
2. The production of fat, either fatty degeneration or fatty infiltration; also applied to the normal deposition of fat or to the conversion of carbohydrate or protein to fat.
3. The production of fat by the body; adipogenesis.

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