lipoid

[ lip-oid, lahy-poid ]
/ ˈlɪp ɔɪd, ˈlaɪ pɔɪd /

adjective

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

noun

a fat or fatlike substance, as lecithin or wax.

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Origin of lipoid

First recorded in 1875–80; lip- + -oid
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British Dictionary definitions for lipoid

lipoid
/ (ˈlɪpɔɪd, ˈlaɪ-) /

adjective Also: lipoidal

resembling fat; fatty

noun

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

lipoid
[ lĭpoid′, līpoid′ ]

adj.

Resembling fat; adipoid.

n.

Lipid. No longer in technical use.
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