• WordNet 3.6
    • n lipoid an oily organic compound insoluble in water but soluble in organic solvents; essential structural component of living cells (along with proteins and carbohydrates)
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • lipoid Having the appearance of fat.
    • n lipoid The fat of the nerve-cells. It consists chiefly of cholesterol and lecithin.
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In literature:

In refractory cases benefit has followed the subcutaneous injection of lipoid solution containing tin.
"Manual of Surgery" by Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
Some writers, who object to the word "lipoid" as a group name, prefer to call these substances the "fat-like bodies.
"The Chemistry of Plant Life" by Roscoe Wilfred Thatcher
Corpora lutea were glandular and filled with lipoidal material until the eggs were laid.
"Natural History of the Ornate Box Turtle, Terrapene ornata ornata Agassiz" by John M. Legler
This substance may be of lipoid nature.
"Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension:" by Louis Marshall Warfield
In the cases of Aschoff and Koch no abnormality was noted except an almost constant increase in lipoid content.
"Scurvy Past and Present" by Alfred Fabian Hess

In news:

Lipoid proteinosis (Urbach-Wiethe disease): A case report from India.