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lipid

noun lip·id \ˈli-pəd\

: any one of various substances that contain fat and that are important parts of living cells

Full Definition of LIPID

:  any of various substances that are soluble in nonpolar organic solvents (as chloroform and ether), that are usually insoluble in water, that with proteins and carbohydrates constitute the principal structural components of living cells, and that include fats, waxes, phosphatides, cerebrosides, and related and derived compounds
li·pid·ic \li-ˈpi-dik\ adjective

Variants of LIPID

lip·id also lip·ide \-ˌpīd\
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Origin of LIPID

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1912
Medical Dictionary

lipid

noun lip·id \ˈlip-əd\

Medical Definition of LIPID

:  any of various substances that are soluble in nonpolar organic solvents (as chloroform and ether), that with proteins and carbohydrates constitute the principal structural components of living cells, and that include fats, waxes, phospholipids, cerebrosides, and related and derived compounds

Variants of LIPID

lip·id also lip·ide \-ˌīd\

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