phosphatidylglycerol

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phosphatidylglycerol phos·pha·ti·dyl·glyc·er·ol (fŏs'fə-tīd'l-glĭs'ə-rôl', -rōl')
n.
A phosphatidic acid that is a constituent in human amniotic fluid and is used as an indicator of fetal lung maturity when present in the last trimester of gestation.

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