TITLE

lipofuscin

PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1253
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
A definition of the term "lipofuscin" is presented. It refers to an insoluble fatty pigment found in aging cells. Lipofuscin is the residue of cellular or extracellular material that the cells have ingested but not completely digested. The term originated from the words "lipos" which means fat and "fuscus" which means brown. The definition is from the "Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary," published by F.A. Davis Co.
ACCESSION #
21234261

 

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