lipophage

lipophage

 [lip´o-fāj]
a cell that absorbs or ingests fat.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

lip·o·phage

(lip'ō-fāj), Avoid the mispronunciation lip'ō-fahzh.
A cell that ingests fat.
[G. lipos, fat, + phagō, to eat]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

lip·o·phage

(lip'ō-fāj)
A cell that ingests fat.
[G. lipos, fat, + phagō, to eat]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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Fibrinoid necrosis of small maternal artery without an accompanying lipophage or lymphocytic component (hematoxylin-eosin, original magnification X40).
2), microcyst formation, membranous fat necrosis, and lipophages (Fig.
Apart from macrophages, foam cell formation is also promoted by vascular smooth muscle cells with properties of lipophages [13].
Lipophages containing myelin breakdown products are rare.
Histopathologically, lipid-laden macrophages, known as lipophages, are seen.
Atheromas consist of cholesterol, lipids and lipophages; the extent, consistency and origins of these deposits vary among individuals and populations.