Definition of necrobiosis lipoidica in US English:

necrobiosis lipoidica

noun

Medicine
  • A disorder characterized by yellowish, atrophic patches on the skin, most commonly of the shins, often found in association with diabetes.

Origin

1930s; earliest use found in Journal of the American Medical Association. Shortened from scientific Latin necrobiosis lipoidica diabeticorum from necrobiosis + lipoidica, feminine of lipoidicus + diabeticorum, genitive plural of post-classical Latin diabeticus.

Pronunciation

necrobiosis lipoidica

/ˌnɛkrə(ʊ)bʌɪˈəʊsɪs lɪˈpɔɪdɪkə/