from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A lipid.
- n. Any of various substances, such as lecithin, that resemble fat.
- adj. Resembling fat; fatty.
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- adj. pertaining to fat
- n. A lipid or other substance resembling fat
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having the appearance of fat.
- n. The fat of the nerve-cells. It consists chiefly of cholesterol and lecithin.
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- n. an oily organic compound insoluble in water but soluble in organic solvents; essential structural component of living cells (along with proteins and carbohydrates)
Patient SM, due to a rare condition called lipoid proteinosis has holes where her amygdala would normally reside.
The 44-year-old mother of three, referred to in the journal Current Biology as SM, has a rare psychological impairment due to a genetic disease called lipoid proteinosis that left holes where her amygdala - the brain's danger detector - would normally reside.
When the toxic substance is an oil, the pneumonia may be called lipoid pneumonia.
Oils, such as mineral or olive oil, once advocated to increase the viscosity of the hydrocarbon, are no longer recommended because of the risk for lipoid pneumonia. 9
In rare cases, long-term use of petroleum jelly in the nose can lead to a condition called exogenous lipoid pneumonia, which stems from the inhalation of fat molecules over time.
The concentrate is then heated to 50°C which results in the separation of lipoid and other materials, which are removed by filtration.
These results led Stepp to suspect the existence of an unidentified factor but he was unable to identify it as a lipoid.
Dam and the American investigator Almquist showed almost simultaneously that activity follows the non-saponifiable lipoid fraction.
The epithelial cells are polyhedral in shape and possess rounded nuclei; many of the cells contain coarse granules, others lipoid globules.
After I mentioned that I put Vicks in my nostrils every night, as I have for 10 years, and he looked at my CT scan, he diagnosed me with lipoid pneumonia.