li·pot·ro·pism (lĭ-potґro-piz″əm) the condition of being lipotropic.

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  • lipotropism — See lipotropy. * * * …   Universalium

  • lipotropism — n. prevention of the accumulation of excess fat in the liver (Biochemistry) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • lipotropism — li·pot·ro·pism …   English syllables

  • lipotropism — lə̇ˈpä.trəˌpizəm noun Etymology: lip + tropism : the state or tendency of being lipotropic …   Useful english dictionary

  • lipotropic — lipotropism /li po treuh piz euhm, luy /, n. /lip euh trop ik, troh pik, luy peuh /, adj. Chem., Biochem. having an affinity for lipids and thus preventing or correcting excess accumulation of fat in the liver. [1930 35; LIPO 1 + TROPIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • lipotropy — 1. Affinity of basic dyes for fatty tissue. 2. Prevention of accumulation of fat in the liver. 3. Affinity of nonpolar substances for each other. [lipo + G. trope, turning] * * * li·pot·ro·py (lĭ potґrə pe) lipotropism …   Medical dictionary

  • lipotropic — [lip΄ō träp′ik, lip΄əträp′ik; lī΄pōträp′ ik, lī΄pəträp′ik] adj. [ LIPO + TROPIC] regulating or reducing the accumulation of fat in the body or its organs lipotropism [li pä′trə piz΄əm, līpä′trə piz΄əm] n …   English World dictionary

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