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Meaning of LIPID

Pronunciation:  'lIpid

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  an oily organic compound insoluble in water but soluble in organic solvents; essential structural component of living cells (along with proteins and carbohydrates)
 

LIPID is a 5 letter word that starts with L.

 

 Synonyms: lipide, lipoid
 
 See Also: fat, macromolecule, oil, phospholipid, supermolecule, triglyceride, wax

 

 

Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: a fatty substance in the blood.
 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: A fatty, waxy or oily compound that is characteristically insoluble in water but readily soluble in organic solvents. Lipids contain carbon, hydrogen and oxygen, but have far less oxygen proportionally than carbohydrates.
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: animal oil, cerate, cholesterol, drying oil, essential oil, ester, fat, fatty oil, fixed oil, glyceride, grease, hydrogenated fat, lipin, lipoid, mineral oil, oil, oleum, polyunsaturated fat, sebum, steroid, tallow, unsaturated fat, vegetable oil, volatile oil
 

 

 

 

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