lipophage lip·o·phage (lĭp’ə-fāj’)
A cell that ingests fat.
lipophagic lip·o·pha·gic (lĭp’ə-fā’jĭk, -fāj’ĭk) adj. Of or relating to lipophagy.
lipophagy li·poph·a·gy (lĭ-pŏf’ə-jē, lĭp’ə-fā’jē) n. The ingestion of fat by a lipophage.
- Lipophagic granuloma
lipophagic granuloma n. A lesion formed as a result of the inflammatory reaction provoked by pockets of necrosis in subcutaneous fat, as in certain types of traumatic injury.
lipophil lip·o·phil (lĭp’ə-fĭl’) n. A substance having an affinity for, tending to combine with, or capable of dissolving in lipids. lip’o·phil’ic adj. & n.