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Lipo- (fat) Words: “lipodystrophy” to “myolipoma”,
Part 2 of 2.

Words that include: lipo-, lip-, -lipid, -lipoid, -lipoma,
-lipomatous (Greek: fat, fatty).

lipodystrophy, lipodystrophia:
1. Any disturbance of fat metabolism.
2. A group of conditions due to defective metabolism of fat, resulting in the absence of subcutaneous fat, that may be congenital or acquired and partial or total.
3. Any of various disorders of fat metabolism; intestinal lipodystrophy, a rare disease of uncertain etiology, chiefly of middle-aged men, presenting with joint pains, steatorrhea, wasting, and lymph node enlargement.
1. Edema of subcutaneous fat, causing painful swellings, especially of the legs in women.
2. A chronic swelling of the legs that is associated with abundant subcutaneous fat. Also known as cellulite.
1. Carrying or transporting fat.
2. Capable of combining with fat for transport purposes.
Fibrolipoma, a benign neoplasm of fibrous connective tissue, with conspicuous numbers of adipose cells.
Abnormal storage of any one of a group of fatty pigments.
1. The formation of fat; the transformation of nonfat food materials into body fat.
2. The production of fat, either fatty degeneration or fatty infiltration; also applied to the normal deposition of fat or to the conversion of carbohydrate or protein to fat.
3. The production of fat by the body; adipogenesis.
lipogenic, lipogenetic, lipogenous:
1. Forming, producing, or caused by fat; relating to lipogenesis.
2. Of or relating to the production of fat.
A nodule of lipoid material; a foreign body inflammation of adipose tissue containing granulation tissue and oil cysts.
An obsolete term for lipemia.
The presence of fat-containing blood in a joint, with intra-articular fracture.
The disappearance, or loss, of stored fat from body tissue.
Hypertrophy of subcutaneous fat.
lipoid, lipoidal, lipoidic, lipoidous:
1. Fatlike; resembling fat; adipoid.
2. The former name for lipid, et al.
Lipemia, The presence of an abnormally large amount of lipids in the circulating blood.
Any disturbance of fat metabolism.
The chemical decomposition or splitting up of fat. Also, lipodieresis, lipodiretic, lipoclasis
A reference to, characterized by, or causing lipolysis. Also, lipoclastic.
A benign, soft rubbery, encapsulated tumor of adipose tissue, usually composed of mature fat cells.
Resembling a lipoma, frequently said of accumulations of adipose tissue that is not thought to be neoplastic.
A condition characterized by abnormal localized, or tumor-like, accumulations of fat in the tissues.
1. Affected with, or of the nature of, lipoma.
2. Pertaining to or manifesting the features of lipoma, or characterized by the presence of a lipoma (or lipomas).
The metabolism of fat; utilization of fat.
Myolipoma, a benign neoplasm that consists chiefly of fat cells (adipose tissue), with variable numbers of muscle cells forming portions of the neoplasm.
Any disorder of lipid metabolism.
lipopectic, lipopexic:
Pertaining to, characterized by, or causing lipopexia.
lipopenia, lipopenic:
An abnormally small amount, or a deficiency, of lipids in the body.
The deposition of fat in the tissues.
A cell that ingests or absorbs fat.
lipophagia, lipophagic, lipophagy:
Ingestion of fat by a lipophage.
A substance that has an affinity for lipids.
1. An affinity for fat.
2. Solubility in lipids.
3. A tendency of the obese for fat fixation.
1. Having an affinity for fat; pertaining to or characterized by lipophilia.
2. Absorbing, dissolving, or being dissolved in lipids; used particularly in reference to certain stains or dyes.
A pigment cell containing a lipochrome pigment.
Another term for liposuction.
Any of the lipid-protein complexes in which lipids are transported in the blood.
A malignant neoplasm of adults that occurs especially in the retroperitoneal tissues and the thigh, usually deep in the intermuscular or periarticular planes. Peritoneal tissues include the serous membrane that lines the walls of the abdominal and pelvic cavities.
Fatty infiltration, neutral fats being present in the cells; adiposis.
Soluble in fats.
A spherical particle in an aqueous medium, formed by a lipid bilayer enclosing an aqueous compartment.
1. Surgical removal of localized fat deposits via high pressure vacuum, which is applied by means of a cannula (tube or sheath) inserted subdermally through a small incision.
2. Method of removing unwanted subcutaneous fat using percutaneously placed suction tubes.

Liposuction is a form of plastic surgery intended to remove adipose tissue from localized areas of fat accumulation as on the hips, knees, buttocks, thighs, face, arms, or neck. To be cosmetically successful, the skin should be elastic enough to contract after the underlying fat has been removed. Liposuction will not benefit dimpled or sagging skin or flabby muscles.

There are no health benefits to liposuction, and as with any surgery there may be risks such as infection, severe postoperative pain, or a result that is unsatisfactory to the patient.

“Liposuction Linked To Five NYC Deaths”

A popular form of cosmetic surgery that removes body fat, tumescent, liposuction can be fatal. Researchers are reporting the deaths of five liposuction patients over a five-year period in the New York City area that may have been caused in part by the anesthetic lidocaine, which was used in the procedures. High doses of the drug can dangerously slow the heartbeat. The report, by researchers at the New York University School of Medicine, appears in The New England Journal of Medicine.
— From The United Press International (UPI), May 14, 1999.
Removal of fat by high vacuum pressure; used in body contouring.
A tendency to put on fat (to gain weight).
lipotrophy, lipotrophic:
An increase of bodily fat in the body.
Having an affinity for fat.
1. A vaccine prepared by suspending the microorganisms in vegetable oil. Absorption of antigenic material is thereby delayed.
2. A vaccine having a vegetable oil as a solvent.
A lipoprotein in egg yolk.
liprotropy, lipotropic, lipotropism:
1. Acting on fat metabolism by hastening the removal of or decreasing the deposit of fat in the liver.
2. An agent that has such effects.
The presence of oil or fat in the urine.
A benign neoplasm that consists chiefly of fat cells (adipose tissue), with variable numbers of muscle cells forming portions of the neoplasm.