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phospholipid

[ fos-foh-lip-id ]
/ 藢f蓲s fo蕣藞l瑟p 瑟d /
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noun Biochemistry.
any of a group of fatty compounds, as lecithin, composed of phosphoric esters, and occurring in living cells.
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Also called phosphatide, phos路pho路lip路ide [fos-foh-lip-ahyd], /藢f蓲s fo蕣藞l瑟p a瑟d/, phos路pho路lip路in [fos-foh-lip-in]. /藢f蓲s fo蕣藞l瑟p 瑟n/.

Origin of phospholipid

First recorded in 1925鈥30; phospho- + lipid
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British Dictionary definitions for phospholipid

phospholipid
/ (藢f蓲sf蓹藞l瑟p瑟d) /

noun
any of a group of compounds composed of fatty acids, phosphoric acid, and a nitrogenous base: important constituents of all membranesAlso called: phosphatide
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Scientific definitions for phospholipid

phospholipid
[ f艔s鈥瞗艒-l沫p沫d ]

Any of various phosphorus-containing lipids, such as lecithin, that are composed mainly of fatty acids, a phosphate group, and a simple organic molecule such as glycerol. Phospholipids are the main lipids in cell membranes.
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