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 ˈlipˌide (ˈlɪpˌaɪd
; lipˈīdˌ; ˈlɪpɪd
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