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[lip-uh-fuhs-in, lahy-puh-]
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noun Biochemistry.
  1. any of several brown pigments similar to melanin that accumulate in animal cells with age and are products of oxidation of lipids and lipoproteins.
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Origin of lipofuscin

1920–25; < German, equivalent to lipo- lipo-1 + Latin fusc(us) dark, tawny + German -in -in2
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lipofuscin in Medicine


(lĭp′ō-fŭsĭn, -fyōōsĭn)
  1. Brown pigment granules representing lipid-containing residues of lysosomal digestion.
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