phospholipid (plural phospholipids)

  1. (organic compound) Any lipid, such as lecithin or cephalin, consisting of a diglyceride combined with a phosphate group and a simple organic molecule such as choline or ethanolamine; they are important constituents of biological membranes.
    Synonyms: phosphatide
  • French: phospholipide
  • German: Phospholipid
  • Italian: fosfolipide
  • Portuguese: fosfolipíde
  • Russian: фосфолипи́д
  • Spanish: fosfolípido

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