lipoatrophy

noun
li·​po·​at·​ro·​phy | \ ˌlip-ō-ˈa-trə-fē How to pronounce lipoatrophy (audio) \
plural lipoatrophies

Medical Definition of lipoatrophy

: loss of subcutaneous fat (such as that occurring from subcutaneous injections especially of insulin or corticosteroids or from long-term use of protease inhibitors in the treatment of HIV)

Note: Lipoatrophy may be localized to a single part of the body (as the face, arms, or legs) or may be more generalized affecting most of the body.

Other Words from lipoatrophy

lipoatrophic \ -​(ˈ)ā-​ˈtrō-​fik How to pronounce lipoatrophic (audio) \ adjective

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“Lipoatrophy.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/lipoatrophy. Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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