- Also lip·oi·dal. fatty; resembling fat.
- a fat or fatlike substance, as lecithin or wax.
Origin of lipoid
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Examples from the Web for lipoid
The result was a condition almost exactly like pneumonia, called "lipoid pneumonia."The Wailing Octopus
Harold Leland Goodwin
In the cases of Aschoff and Koch no abnormality was noted except an almost constant increase in lipoid content.Scurvy Past and Present
Alfred Fabian Hess
A lipoid suspension to release it slowly into the bloodstream and give the irritation time to subside.The Syndic
The absence from the latter organs shows that the lipoid solubility does not obtain in the body.
In refractory cases benefit has followed the subcutaneous injection of lipoid solution containing tin.Manual of Surgery
Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
- resembling fat; fatty
- a fatlike substance, such as wax
- biochem a former name for lipid
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- Resembling fat; adipoid.
- Lipid. No longer in technical use.
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