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[lip-uh-fuhs-in, lahy-puh-] /ˌlɪp əˈfʌs ɪn, ˌlaɪ pə-/

noun, Biochemistry.
any of several brown pigments similar to melanin that accumulate in animal cells with age and are products of oxidation of lipids and lipoproteins.

lipofuscin lip·o·fus·cin (lĭp’ō-fŭs’ĭn, -fyōō’sĭn)
Brown pigment granules representing lipid-containing residues of lysosomal digestion.


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