from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A lipid.
  • n. Any of various substances, such as lecithin, that resemble fat.
  • adj. Resembling fat; fatty.

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  • adj. pertaining to fat
  • n. A lipid or other substance resembling fat

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having the appearance of fat.
  • n. The fat of the nerve-cells. It consists chiefly of cholesterol and lecithin.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an oily organic compound insoluble in water but soluble in organic solvents; essential structural component of living cells (along with proteins and carbohydrates)


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Formed from Greek λίπος ‘fat’.


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