[lip-oid, lahy-poid]


Also lip·oi·dal. fatty; resembling fat.


a fat or fatlike substance, as lecithin or wax.

Origin of lipoid

First recorded in 1875–80; lip- + -oid Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for lipoid

Historical Examples of 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

    C.M. Kornbluth

  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for lipoid


adjective Also: lipoidal

resembling fat; fatty


a fatlike substance, such as wax
biochem a former name for lipid
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Medicine definitions for lipoid


[lĭpoid′, līpoid′]


Resembling fat; adipoid.


Lipid. No longer in technical use.
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