lipoid

1 of 2

adjective

li·​poid ˈlī-ˌpȯid How to pronounce lipoid (audio) ˈli- How to pronounce lipoid (audio)
variants or lipoidal
: resembling fat

lipoid

2 of 2

noun

: lipid

Examples of lipoid in a Sentence

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Adjective
Callahan was among doctors who have described the illness as lipoid pneumonia. Mike Stobber and Carla K. Johnson, chicagotribune.com, 28 Oct. 2019 Clark notes that people should not use flavors found in the baking aisle of a grocery store, such as peppermint oil and lemon extract, because heating and inhaling them can cause lipoid pneumonia, which is potentially life-threatening. NBC News, 13 Nov. 2019
Noun
And a 2012 case report involved a woman who developed a condition called exogenous lipoid pneumonia after vaping for about six months. NBC News, 3 Sep. 2019

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Word History

Etymology

Adjective

International Scientific Vocabulary

Noun

International Scientific Vocabulary

First Known Use

Adjective

1876, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1906, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lipoid was in 1876

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“Lipoid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lipoid. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

lipoid

1 of 2 adjective
variants or lipoidal
: resembling fat

lipoid

2 of 2 noun
: lipid
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