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Meaning of LIPID

Pronunciation:  'lIpid

WordNet Dictionary
[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