1. Affinity of basic dyes for fatty tissue. 2. Prevention of accumulation of fat in the liver. 3. Affinity of nonpolar substances for each other. [lipo- + G. trope, turning]

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li·pot·ro·py (lĭ-potґrə-pe) lipotropism.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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