or li·pae·mi·a

[li-pee-mee-uh, lahy-]

noun Medicine/Medical.

excessive amounts of fat and fatty substances in the blood; hyperlipemia.

Origin of lipemia

From the New Latin word lipaemia, dating back to 1745–55. See lip-, -emia
Related formsli·pe·mic, li·pae·mic, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for lipaemia


US lipemia


pathol an abnormally large amount of fat in the blood

Word Origin for lipaemia

from Greek lipos fat + -aemia
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