Li Po

[ lee poh; Chinese lee baw ]
/ ˈli ˈpoʊ; Chinese ˈli ˈbɔ /

noun

a.d. 701?–762, Chinese poet of the Tang dynasty.

Also called Li Tai Po.

lipo-

1

a combining form meaning “fat,” used in the formation of compound words: lipolysis.
Also especially before a vowel, lip-.

Origin of lipo-

1
combining form representing Greek lípos fat

lipo-

2

a combining form meaning “lacking,” “leaving,” used in the formation of compound words: lipography.

Origin of lipo-

2
< Greek, combining form of lip-, weak stem of leípein to leave, be lacking; see -o-

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British Dictionary definitions for lipo

lipo

/ (ˈlɪpəʊ, ˈlaɪpəʊ) /

noun

informal short for liposuction

lipo-

before a vowel lip-

combining form

fat or fattylipoprotein

Word Origin for lipo-

from Greek lipos fat

Li Po

Li T'ai-po

/ (ˈliː ˈtaɪ ˈpəʊ) /

noun

?700–762 ad, Chinese poet. His lyrics deal mostly with wine, nature, and women and are remarkable for their imagery
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Word Origin and History for lipo

lipo-

word-forming element meaning "fat" (n.), from Greek lipo-, comb. form of lipos "fat" (n.), from PIE root *leip- "to stick, adhere," also used to form words for "fat," see leave (v.)).

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Medicine definitions for lipo

lipo-

pref.

Fat; fatty; fatty tissue:lipolysis.

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