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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: lip'o-dis'tro-fe


  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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