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lipid

[lip-id, lahy-pid] /ˈlɪp ɪd, ˈlaɪ pɪd/
noun, Biochemistry
1.
any of a group of organic compounds that are greasy to the touch, insoluble in water, and soluble in alcohol and ether: lipids comprise the fats and other esters with analogous properties and constitute, with proteins and carbohydrates, the chief structural components of living cells.
Also, lipide
[lip-ahyd, -id, lahy-pahyd, -pid] /ˈlɪp aɪd, -ɪd, ˈlaɪ paɪd, -pɪd/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1920-1925
1920-25; lip- + -id3
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British Dictionary definitions for lipide

lipid

/ˈlaɪpɪd; ˈlɪpɪd/
noun
1.
(biochem) any of a large group of organic compounds that are esters of fatty acids (simple lipids, such as fats and waxes) or closely related substances (compound lipids, such as phospholipids): usually insoluble in water but soluble in alcohol and other organic solvents. They are important structural materials in living organisms Former name lipoid
Word Origin
C20: from French lipide, from Greek lipos fat
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Word Origin and History for lipide
lipid
"organic substance of the fat group," from Fr. lipide, coined 1923 by G. Bertrand from Gk. lipos "fat, grease" (see leave (v.)) + chemical suffix -ide.
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lipide in Medicine

lipid lip·id (lĭp'ĭd, lī'pĭd) or lip·ide (lĭp'īd', lī'pīd')
n.
Any of a group of organic compounds, including the fats, oils, waxes, sterols, and triglycerides, that are insoluble in water but soluble in common organic solvents, are oily to the touch, and together with carbohydrates and proteins constitute the principal structural material of living cells.


lip·id'ic adj.
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lipide in Science
lipid
  (lĭp'ĭd)   
Any of a large group of organic compounds that are oily to the touch and insoluble in water. Lipids include fatty acids, oils, waxes, sterols, and triglycerides. They are a source of stored energy and are a component of cell membranes.
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