Definitions for "Lipids"
A family of compounds that includes triglycerides (fats and oils), phospholipids and sterols
Lipids are also known as fats, but they include compounds of many different kinds. Chemically, these compounds are built on a backbone of glycerol, which was a three-carbon chain. Each carbon, in turn, bonds via an oxygen molecule to so-called fatty acids. Fatty acids have an acid group (COOH) at one end that is attached to a chain of carbons. Lipids differ mainly in the nature of the fatty acid chains.
a group of fats stored in the body and used for energy
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See Lipid.