Definition of lipemia in English:

lipemia

noun

(also lipaemia)
Medicine
  • The presence in the blood of an abnormally high concentration of emulsified fat.

    ‘Additional symptoms of diabetes mellitus include excessive thirst, glucosuria, polyuria, lipemia and hunger.’
    • ‘The photo-optical method 42 has the advantage of being automated and is minimally influenced by the presence of fibrin split products or low levels of hemolysis, lipemia, or bilirubin.’
    • ‘If visible lipemia is noticed, the lipid infusion should be stopped and a serum triglyceride level measured.’
    • ‘These serum specimens were anicteric and showed no evidence of lipemia or hemolysis.’
    • ‘Clinical trials have shown that a dose of 4 g/day is effective at regulating postprandial lipemia.’

Pronunciation

lipemia

/ləˈpēmēə/ /ləˈpimiə/

Origin

Late 19th century from Greek lipos ‘fat’+ -emia.