One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Relating to or resembling fat.
- ‘It was only after 1929 that scientists could assess the identity of sex hormones with chemical methods, thanks to developments in organic chemistry in the area of steroid and lipoid compounds.’
- ‘Although it is virtually impossible to definitively see fat within a nodule on plain film, it stands out readily by CT and is virtually diagnostic of a benign process, such as hamartoma or lipoid pneumonia.’
- ‘Carotenoids are taken up from blood circulation by rhamphothecal keratinocytes in the bill, accumulated in lipoid droplets, and distributed diffusely through the horny, keratinized beak tissue.’
- ‘The liver cells contain vacuoles, lipoid granules and hyaline droplets.’
- ‘But a potential problem from inhaling fat-based substances, such as petroleum jelly or mineral oil, for prolonged periods is lipoid pneumonia.’
A fatlike substance; a lipid.
- ‘Thus, these novel lipoids are highly effective and useful as cellular transfection reagents that can be used by laboratories to enhance transfection of difficult to transfect cultured cells.’
- ‘Most of the variation in distribution of the lipoids appears primary, but some shifting of the hydrocarbons may have resulted from movements of ground water within the bog.’
- ‘All that blood stirring makes one aware of protoplasmic solutions, the essential matter between the formed and the unformed, masses of cells consisting largely of water, proteins, lipoids, carbohydrates, and inorganic salts.’
- ‘Representative of a useful adhesive formulation to which the present lipoids are added is the following.’
- ‘But a potential problem from inhaling fat-based substances (lipoids), such as petroleum jelly or mineral oil, for prolonged periods is lipoid pneumonia.’
Late 19th century: from Greek lipos ‘fat’ + -oid.
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