lipid


lipid
lipid [lip′īd΄, lip′idlip′id]
n.
[ LIP(O)- + -ID]
any of a group of organic compounds consisting of the fats and other substances of similar properties: they are insoluble in water, soluble in fat solvents and alcohol, and greasy to the touch, and are important constituents of living cells: also lipide [lip′īd΄, lip′id]

English World dictionary. . 2014.