lipophagic

adjective
li·​po·​pha·​gic | \ ˌlip-ə-ˈfā-jik How to pronounce lipophagic (audio) , ˌlīp- How to pronounce lipophagic (audio) \

Medical Definition of lipophagic

: of, relating to, or characterized by the destruction of adipose tissue with cellular uptake of the breakdown products (as by lipophages) lipophagic disease of the knee jointJournal of the American Medical Association

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“Lipophagic.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/lipophagic. Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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