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or lip-
1. Fat; fatty; fatty tissue: lipolysis.
2. Lipid: lipoprotein.

[From Greek lipos, fat; see leip- in Indo-European roots. Sense 2, from lipid.]
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or before a vowel


combining form
fat or fatty: lipoprotein.
[from Greek lipos fat]
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Li Po

(ˈli ˈpoʊ, ˈboʊ)
A.D. 701?–762, Chinese poet of the T'ang dynasty. Also called Li Tai Po.


a combining form meaning “fat,” “lipid”: lipolysis.


[comb. form representing Greek lípos fat]
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