Definition of phosphatide in English:


Line breaks: phos¦phat|ide
Pronunciation: /ˈfɒsfətʌɪd


  • Any of a class of compounds which 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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