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Lipid, Lipoid

  • Definition: Certain fatlike substances such as triglycerides composed of fatty acids and glycerol, often containing other groups such as phosphoric acid. Lipids combine with proteins and carbohydrates to form principal structural components of cells such as the plasma membrane.

    Source: Hickman, C.P., et al. 2011. Integrated Principles of Zoology. Fifteenth Edition. McGraw-Hill Higher Education.

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