lipid

noun
lip·​id | \ ˈli-pəd How to pronounce lipid (audio) \
variants: or less commonly lipide \ ˈli-​ˌpīd How to pronounce lipid (audio) \

Definition of lipid

: any of various substances that are soluble in nonpolar organic solvents (such 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

Other Words from lipid

lipidic \ li-​ˈpi-​dik How to pronounce lipid (audio) \ adjective

Examples of lipid in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Made with Bakuchiol as its star ingredient, a natural-active known as being a safe alternative to retinol, Ignae’s decadent serum boosts collagen and protects the skin’s lipid layer from peroxidation with antioxidants. Margaux Lushing, Forbes, 2 May 2022 Since then, over 140 academic papers using project data have been published, on topics as diverse as personality, spousal abuse, and blood lipid levels. Manvir Singh, Wired, 30 Mar. 2022 Kalamazoo was the only site with specialized chromatography equipment that could produce the ingredient, a special fatty compound called ionizable cationic lipid, at large scale. Washington Post, 16 June 2021 Kalamazoo was the only site with specialized chromatography equipment that could produce the ingredient, a special fatty compound called ionizable cationic lipid, at large scale. Christopher Rowland, Anchorage Daily News, 16 June 2021 Pfizer and Moderna use lipid nanoparticles to protect the fragile messenger RNA that makes their covid shots work. Washington Post, 17 Mar. 2022 Moderna said its vaccine uses its own proprietary lipid-nanoparticle technology. Peter Loftus, WSJ, 7 Mar. 2022 The microbes in their lab produce an oil with a lipid profile almost identical to palm oil. James Dinneen, Wired, 8 Jan. 2022 These drops can bolster the outer lipid or oily layer of your tear film (this layer helps prevent evaporation of the eye's protective tear film), and help support the watery or aqueous layer. Jenny Mccoy, Health.com, 10 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of lipid

1912, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lipid

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Last Updated

12 May 2022

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“Lipid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lipid. Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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lipid

noun
lip·​id | \ ˈlip-əd How to pronounce lipid (audio) \
variants: also lipide \ -​ˌīd How to pronounce lipid (audio) \

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

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