lipochrome


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lipochrome

[′lip·ə‚krōm]
(biochemistry)
Any of various fat-soluble pigments, such as carotenoid, occurring in natural fats. Also known as chromolipid.
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Experimentelle Untersuchungen zur Frage der Entstehung roter Lipochrome in Vogelfedern: Farbenftitternngsversuche am roten Kanarienvogel.
We read with interest the article on lipochrome pigment granules (LPGs) in the differential diagnosis of prostatic adenocarcinoma versus seminal vesicle-ejaculatory duct epithelium by Shidham and colleagues.
They found that all the birds' red feathers contained a set of five pigments called polyenal lipochromes.