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lipofuscin

[ lip-uh-fuhs-in, lahy-puh- ]
/ ˌlɪp əˈfʌs ɪn, ˌlaɪ pə- /
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noun Biochemistry.

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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Medical definitions for lipofuscin

lipofuscin
[ lĭp′ō-fŭsĭn, -fyōōsĭn ]

n.

Brown pigment granules representing lipid-containing residues of lysosomal digestion.
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