[ lip-oid, lahy-poid ]

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

  1. a fat or fatlike substance, as lecithin or wax.

Origin of lipoid

First recorded in 1875–80; lip- + -oid

Words Nearby lipoid Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use lipoid in a sentence

  • 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
  • Some writers, who object to the word "lipoid" as a group name, prefer to call these substances the "fat-like bodies."

    The Chemistry of Plant Life | Roscoe Wilfred Thatcher
  • The result was a condition almost exactly like pneumonia, called "lipoid pneumonia."

    The Wailing Octopus | Harold Leland Goodwin

British Dictionary definitions for lipoid


/ (ˈlɪpɔɪd, ˈlaɪ-) /

adjectiveAlso: lipoidal
  1. resembling fat; fatty

  1. a fatlike substance, such as wax

  2. biochem a former name for lipid

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