Definitions for "lipid"
Any of a variety of oily or greasy organic compounds found as major structural components of living cells; they are insoluble in water but soluble in organic solvents such as alcohol and ether, and include the common fats, cholesterol and other steroids, phospholipids, sphingolipids, waxes, and fatty acids; some of the lipids, together with proteins and carbohydrates, form an essential structural component of living cells, as in the cell walls and membranes. The term lipid refers to its solubility in nonpolar solvents, and has no significance with regard to chemical structure.
A type of fat molecule. Lipids are important components of cellular membranes. locus: The physical site or location of a specific gene on a chromosome
Biologically important molecules that are soluble in nonpolar solvents.
a glycerol molecule with three hydrocarbon chains attached to it
a molecule that has a head and one or more tails - they often look like tadpoles in schematic diagrams
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