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[lip-uh-krohm, lahy-puh-] /ˈlɪp əˌkroʊm, ˈlaɪ pə-/
noun, Biochemistry.
any of the naturally occurring pigments that contain a lipid, as carotene.
Origin of lipochrome
First recorded in 1885-90; lipo-1 + -chrome
Related forms
lipochromic, adjective Unabridged
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lipochrome in Medicine

lipochrome lip·o·chrome (lĭp'ə-krōm')

  1. A pigmented lipid, such as lutein.

  2. Any of several yellow pigments resembling carotene and xanthophyll that are frequently found in the serum, skin, adrenal cortex, corpus luteum, and arteriosclerotic plaques, and in the liver, spleen, and adipose tissue.

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