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Medical Term:

lipofuscin

Pronunciation: lip'o-fyus'in

Definition: Brown pigment granules representing lipid-containing residues of lysosomal digestion and considered one of the aging or “wear and tear” pigments; found in liver, kidney, heart muscle, adrenal, and ganglion cells.

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