Meaning of lipid
Pronunciation: (lip'id, lī'pid), [key]
— n. Biochem.
- any of a group of organic compounds that are greasy to the touch, insoluble in water, and soluble in alcohol and ether: lipids comprise the fats and other esters with analogous properties and constitute, with proteins and carbohydrates, the chief structural components of living cells.
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