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

(Greek: fat, fatty)

The metabolism of fat; utilization of fat.
Myolipoma, a benign neoplasm that consists chiefly of fat cells (adipose tissue), with variable numbers of muscle cells forming portions of the neoplasm.
lipopathy (s) (noun), lipopathies (pl)
Any disorder of lipid metabolism: When Bob was examined by his doctor, he found out that he had lipopathy, which meant that he had an ailment relating to the chemical processes of the insoluble organic compounds in his body, like fat and oils.
lipopectic, lipopexic
Pertaining to, characterized by, or causing lipopexia.
lipopenia, lipopenic
An abnormally small amount, or a deficiency, of lipids in the body.
The deposition of fat in the tissues.
A substance that has an affinity for lipids.
1. An affinity for fat.
2. Solubility in lipids.
3. A tendency of the obese for fat fixation.
lipophilic (noun), more lipophilic, most lipophilic
1. Referring to an affinity for fat; lipotropic; oleophilic: A drug can be lipophilic and can be pesent for quite a while.

Lipophilic pertains to or is characterized by "lipophilia".
2. Pertaining to the absorption or dissolvableness in lipids: Certain stains or dyes are lipophilic, like the lysochrome that is a fat soluble dye.

A pigment cell containing a lipochrome pigment.
Another term for liposuction.
1. Any of the lipid-protein complexes in which lipids are transported in the blood.
2. A molecule that is a combination of lipid and protein.

Lipids don't travel in the blood by themselves; however, they are carried through the bloodstream as lipoproteins.

1. A type of malignant tumor that arises from fat cells in deep soft tissue; such as inside the thigh.

Most frequently seen in older adults (age 40 and above), liposarcomas are the most common of all soft-tissue sarcomas (a group of malignant tumors that involve connective tissue).

2. A malignant neoplasm of adults that occurs especially in the retroperitoneal tissues and the thigh, usually deep in the intermuscular or periarticular planes.

Peritoneal tissues include the serous membrane that lines the walls of the abdominal and pelvic cavities.

Fatty infiltration, neutral fats being present in the cells; adiposis.
Soluble in fats.

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