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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: lip-o-at'ro-fe

Definition: Loss of subcutaneous fat, which may be total, congenital, and associated with hepatomegaly, excessive bone growth, and insulin-resistant diabetes.

Synonym(s): Lawrence-Seip syndrome, lipoatrophia, lipoatrophic diabetes

[G. lipos, fat, + a-, priv. + trophe, nourishment]

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