lipid

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noun lip·id \ˈli-pəd\
variants: or less commonly

lipide

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Definition of lipid

  1. :  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

lipidic

play \li-ˈpi-dik\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of lipid

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1912


LIPID Defined for English Language Learners

lipid

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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 Dictionary

lipid

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noun lip·id \ˈlip-əd\
variants: also

lipide

\-ˌīd\play

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


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