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A generic term for fats and lipoids, the alcohol-ether-soluble constituents of protoplasm, which are insoluble in water. They comprise the fats, fatty oils, essential oils, waxes, phospholipids, glycolipids, sulfolipids, aminolipids, chromolipids (lipochromes), and fatty acids. (Grant and Hackh's Chemical Dictionary, 5th ed)

Year introduced: /blood was BLOOD LIPIDS 1963-1967

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Tree Number(s): D10

MeSH Unique ID: D008055

Entry Terms:

  • Lipid

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