Definition of “lipid” - English Dictionary

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“lipid” in British English

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lipidnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈlɪp.ɪd/ us /ˈlɪp.ɪd/ specialized

a substance such as a fat, oil, or wax that dissolves in alcohol but not in water and is an important part of living cells

(Definition of “lipid” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“lipid” in American English

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lipidnoun [ C ]

/ˈlɪp·ɪd/

biology a substance that is an important part of living cells, mainly in the form of fat or oil

(Definition of “lipid” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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