lipotropy


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li·pot·ro·py

(li-pot'rō-pē),
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. tropē, turning]

li·pot·ro·py

(li-pot'rŏ-pē)
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. tropē, turning]

lipotropic

(lip″ō-trō′pik, trop′ik) [ lipo- + -tropic]
Having an affinity for lipids, as with certain dyes (e.g., Sudan III, which stains fat readily).
lipotropism (-trö′pizm) lipotropy (-trö′pē)

lipotropism, lipotropy

the condition of being lipotropic.
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