from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various phosphorus-containing lipids, such as lecithin and cephalin, that are composed mainly of fatty acids, a phosphate group, and a simple organic molecule. Also called phosphatide.
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- n. 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
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- n. any of various compounds composed of fatty acids and phosphoric acid and a nitrogenous base; an important constituent of membranes
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