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Medical Term:

lipodystrophy

Pronunciation: lip'o-dis'tro-fe

Definition

  1. Defective metabolism of fat.
  2. Abnormal depositions or wastings of adipose tissue, or combinations of these changes, seen in consequence of some protease inhibitor use in AIDS patients.

Synonym(s): cellulite2, lipodystrophia

[lipo- + G. dys-, bad, difficult, + trophe, nourishment]

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