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English noun: lipid

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


Synonymslipide, lipoid


Broader (hypernym)macromolecule, supermolecule


Narrower (hyponym)fat, oil, phospholipid, triglyceride, wax









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