Definition of Lipoid

1. Noun. An oily organic compound insoluble in water but soluble in organic solvents; essential structural component of living cells (along with proteins and carbohydrates).

Exact synonyms: Lipid, Lipide
Specialized synonyms: Fat, Triglyceride, Oil, Phospholipid, Wax
Generic synonyms: Macromolecule, Supermolecule

Definition of Lipoid

1. Adjective. pertaining to fat ¹

2. Noun. A lipid or other substance resembling fat ¹

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Definition of Lipoid

1. a lipid [n -S] : LIPOIDAL [adj] - See also: lipid

Medical Definition of Lipoid

1. 1. Resembling fat. 2. Former term for lipid. Synonym: adipoid. Origin: Lipo-+ G. Eidos, appearance (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lipoid

lipogenous diabetes
lipoic acid
lipoid (current term)
lipoid granuloma
lipoid granulomatosis
lipoid nephrosis
lipoid proteinosis
lipoid theory of narcosis
lipoidosis corneae
lipoidosis cutis et mucosae

Literary usage of Lipoid

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Principles of General Physiology by William Maddock Bayliss (1920)
"chloroform-lipoid phase becomes deeply coloured when brought ... The explanation given by the adherents of the lipoid-membrane theory is that methylene blue ..."

2. A Manual of Pharmacology and Its Applications to Therapeutics and Toxicology by Torald Hermann Sollmann (1922)
"With most living cells, lipoid- soluble substances penetrate more readily than those which are only water- soluble. The penetration is also influenced by ..."

3. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by American Neurological Association, Philadelphia Neurological Society, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association, Boston Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (1915)
"Bd hepatic lipoid; (4) the ovary by the ovarian, thyroidal, and medullary adrenal; (5) the uterus is hypertrophied by the ovarian and thyroidal, ..."

4. Organic Compounds of Arsenic & Antimony by Gilbert Thomas Morgan (1918)
"Arsenical Esters and Arsenical lipoid and Protein Combinations. 1. Arsenical Esters. Esters of Arsenious and Arsenic Acids. Although the esters of arsenious ..."

5. Œdema and Nephritis: A Critical, Experimental and Clinical Study of the by Martin Fischer (1921)
"Criticism of the lipoid Membrane Theory In an attempt to meet the inadequacies of the osmotic theory of water absorption by protoplasm, E. OVERTON 2 assumes ..."

6. A Manual of Physiology: With Practical Exercises by George Neil Stewart (1918)
"It is a lipoid-insoluble substance, and the lipoid theory says that this is the ... It is still a lipoid-insoluble substance, and pays no heed to the lipoid ..."

7. Proceedings and Transactions of the Royal Society of Canada: Déliberations by Royal Society of Canada (1908)
"Further, it is impossible to understand why this lipoid material should not hold this dissolved material all the more tenaciously, the more forcibly it has ..."

8. Injury, Recovery, and Death: In Relation to Conductivity and Permeability by Winthrop John Van Leuven Osterhout (1922)
"They explained this by saying that the more soluble the anesthetic is in lipoid, the more easily it penetrates the lipoid membrane. ..."

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