lipidization

lipidization

(lip″id-ĭ-zā′shŏn)
1. Transforming a molecule (esp. a drug) to be more fat-soluble.
2. Infiltration of a malignant mass by cells with a high fat content.
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Cerebellar liponeurocytoma is a rare neoplasm composed of neurocytic cells with variable degrees of tumor cell lipidization.
Tumor cells in sebaceous carcinoma may be large with squamoid appearance or show basaloid differentiation with limited lipidization.
The lipidization of barb medullary cells was contemporary to that of interbarbule supportive cells at late stages of differentiation so that barbules became eventually independed and joined to the medullated ramus as indicated in Fig.
Throughout the tumor, there are changes represented by areas of hyalinosis, cystic degeneration, and lipidization.
The effects of emollients include hydration, barrier repair, cooling, protection and lipidization.
Histiocytoses, such as benign cephalic histiocytosis and generalized eruptive hisiocytoma, do not show the cellular lipidization observed in this case.
Microscopically, PXA is characterized by neoplastic astrocytes that show marked nuclear pleomorphism, rare-to-absent mitotic figures, nuclear pseudoinclusions, and variable lipidization.