Definition of lipid in English:
Any of a class of organic compounds that are fatty acids or their derivatives and are insoluble in water but soluble in organic solvents. They include many natural oils, waxes, and steroids.
- The membrane lipids of thermophilic bacteria are rich in saturated fatty acids.
- Alkaloids, phenols, antioxidants and lipids were never detected.
- It includes the glycerol and carbonyl groups and the hydrocarbon chains of the lipid.
Early 20th century: from French lipide, based on Greek lipos 'fat'.
Words that rhyme with lipidinsipid
Definition of lipid in:
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