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phospholipid

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noun phos·pho·lip·id \-ˈli-pəd\

Definition of phospholipid

  1. :  any of numerous lipids (as lecithins and phosphatidylethanolamines) in which phosphoric acid as well as a fatty acid is esterified to glycerol and which are found in all living cells and in the bilayers of cell membranes



1928

First Known Use of phospholipid

1928


Medical Dictionary

phospholipid

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noun phos·pho·lip·id \-ˈlip-əd\

Medical Definition of phospholipid

  1. :  any of numerous lipids (as lecithins and phosphatidylethanolamines) in which phosphoric acid as well as a fatty acid is esterified to glycerol and which are found in all living cells and in the bilayers of cell membranes—called also phosphatide, phospholipin



Variants of phospholipid

also phos·pho·lip·ide \-ˌīd\play


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