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lipid


lipid

noun lip·id \ˈlip-əd\

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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