Definition of lipemia in English:

lipemia

(also lipaemia)

noun

Medicine
  • The presence in the blood of an abnormally high concentration of emulsified fat.

    • ‘Additional symptoms of diabetes mellitus include excessive thirst, glucosuria, polyuria, lipemia and hunger.’
    • ‘These serum specimens were anicteric and showed no evidence of lipemia or hemolysis.’
    • ‘Clinical trials have shown that a dose of 4 g/day is effective at regulating postprandial lipemia.’
    • ‘If visible lipemia is noticed, the lipid infusion should be stopped and a serum triglyceride level measured.’
    • ‘The photo-optical method 42 has the advantage of being automated and is minimally influenced by the presence of fibrin split products or low levels of hemolysis, lipemia, or bilirubin.’

Origin

Late 19th century: from Greek lipos fat + -emia.

Pronunciation:

lipemia

/ləˈpēmēə/