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phospholipid

 [fos″fo-lip´id]
any lipid that contains phosphorus, including those with a glycerol backbone (phosphoglycerides and plasmalogens) or a backbone of sphingosine or a related substance (sphingomyelins). They are the major lipids in cell membranes.

phos·pho·lip·id

(fos'fō-lip'id),
A lipid containing phosphorus, thus including the lecithins and other phosphatidyl derivatives, sphingomyelin, and plasmalogens; the basic constituents of biomembranes.

phospholipid

/phos·pho·lip·id/ (-lip´id) any lipid that contains phosphorus, including those with a glycerol backbone (phosphoglycerides and plasmalogens) or a backbone of sphingosine or a related substance (sphingomyelins). They are the major lipids in cell membranes.

phospholipid

(fŏs′fō-lĭp′ĭd)
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.

phospholipid

[fos′fōlip′id]
Etymology: Gk, phos, light, pherein, to bear, lipos fat
a phosphorus-containing lipid. Two kinds of phospholipids are phosphatides and sphingomyelins.

phos·pho·lip·id

(fos'fō-lip'id)
A lipid containing phosphorus, thus including the lecithins and other phosphatidyl derivatives, sphingomyelin, and plasmalogens; the basic constituents of biomembranes.

phospholipid

a compound fat molecule in which there are two FATTY ACIDS and a phosphate group attached to the glycerol, located mostly in cell membranes. Phospholipids in the blood are responsible for the transport and utilization of fats in the body.

phospholipid

lipid containing phosphorus, e.g. lethicin

phos·pho·lip·id

(fos'fō-lip'id)
A lipid containing phosphorus; basic constituent of biomembranes.

phospholipid,

n a class of compounds, widely distributed in living cells, containing phosphoric acid, fatty acids, and a nitrogenous base.

phospholipid

any lipid that contains phosphorus, including those with a glycerol backbone (phosphoglycerides and plasmalogens) or a backbone of sphingosine or a related substance (sphingomyelins). They are the major lipids in cell membranes.

phospholipid bilayer
a layer containing two phospholipid molecules which is the basic structural unit of all biological membranes.
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