Definition of phosphatide in English:


Syllabification: phos·pha·tide
Pronunciation: /ˈfäsfəˌtīd


  • Any of a class of compounds that are fatty acid esters of glycerol phosphate with a nitrogen base linked to the phosphate group.
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    • Her dissertation was on the chemistry of unsaturated phosphatides and was published by The Waverly Press in 1922.
    • In addition to the phosphatides, our lecithin is rich in the essential fatty acids.

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