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
lipidicplay \li-ˈpi-dik\ adjective
Recent Examples of lipid from the Web
Each drink provides 20% daily recommended nutrition including protein, carbohydrates, lipids, and micronutrients.
The first stage reduces lipids, which refract light a lot, and the second stage increases the refraction in the organs' surroundings, to better match it to the organ, allowing the light to pass cleanly through.
Screenings include blood pressure, blood oxygen, blood sugar and total lipid profile.
One of them not only produced more lipids, but also maintained a growth rate near that of the unmodified type.
The work was built on the observation that Nannochloropsis produces more lipids in a low-nitrogen environment.
And the oil-like lipids from may potentially be processed in existing refineries and used like diesel.
Professor Kummerow moved his lipid research program to the University of Illinois in 1950 and remained there for the rest of his career.
But the scientists found that endosomal NK1 can be turned off by inhibitors attached to lipids called cholestanols that cross the cell membrane to reach the endosomes.
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Origin and Etymology of lipid
International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1912See Words from the same year
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Definition of lipid for English Language Learners
: any one of various substances that contain fat and that are important parts of living cells
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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