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phospholipid Line breaks: phospho|lipid
Pronunciation: /ˌfɒsfə(ʊ)ˈlɪpɪd/

Definition of phospholipid in English:


A lipid containing a phosphate group in its molecule, e.g. phosphatidylcholine.
Example sentences
  • This category contains phospholipids, proteolytic enzymes, proteinases, proteases, and peptidases.
  • This ratio is also indicative that the dye is bound to the enzyme and not to phospholipids that was carried over with the protein.
  • In this work we propose that a hydrogen-bonded network can emerge in bilayers containing a mixture of phospholipids and cholesterol.

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