lipophagy li·poph·a·gy (lĭ-pŏf’ə-jē, lĭp’ə-fā’jē)
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.
[lip-uh-fil-ik, lahy-puh-] /ˌlɪp əˈfɪl ɪk, ˌlaɪ pə-/ adjective, Physical Chemistry. 1. having a strong affinity for lipids. 2. promoting the dissolvability or absorbability of lipids. /ˌlɪpəʊˈfɪlɪk/ adjective 1. (chem) having an affinity for lipids
/ˈlɪpəʊˌplɑːst/ noun 1. (botany) a small particle in plant cytoplasm, esp that of seeds, in which fat is stored