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lipid

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noun lip·id \ˈli-pəd\

Simple Definition of lipid

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

Full Definition of lipid

  1. :  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 play \li-ˈpi-dik\ adjective

Variants of lipid

also lip·ide play \-ˌpīd\

Origin of lipid

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1912


Medical Dictionary

lipid

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noun lip·id \ˈlip-əd\

Medical Definition of lipid

  1. :  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

also lip·ide \-ˌīd\play

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