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 (lĭp′ĭd, lī′pĭd) also lip·ide (lĭp′īd′, lī′pīd′)
Any of a group of organic compounds, including the fats, oils, waxes, sterols, and triglycerides, that are insoluble in water but soluble in nonpolar organic solvents, are oily to the touch, and together with carbohydrates and proteins constitute the principal structural material of living cells.

[French lipide : Greek lipos, fat; see lipo- + French -ide, -ide.]

lip·id′ic adj.
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(Biology) of or relating to lipids
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It will also assess several other glycemic and lipidic metabolic parameters as well as non-metabolic biomarkers.
Once the eleuthero-embryos had consumed the yolk (24 h after hatching), they were fed with rotifer Brachionus rotundiformis (1-5 ind [mL.sup.-1]) enriched with a lipidic emulsion (SuperHUFA[R], Salt Creek) for 5 days after hatching (DAH) and mixed with microalgae Isochrysis galvana (100,000 cel [mL.sup.-1]); from day 6 and until 18 DAH the larvae were fed with Brachionus plicatilis (15 ind [mL.sup.-1]) enriched with the same lipidic emulsion.
Due to its lipidic nature, its main cosmetic function is to provide a protective skin barrier (and moisturize by occlusion).
Cochleates are packaged lipidic structures, which are composed of negatively charged phospholipids in the presence of divalent counter ions such as [Ca.sup.2+] and not containing water in the internal phase.
The antioxidant capacity and high phenol content of nuts whether raw or roasted/fired indicate that the associated health benefits would not be restricted to the lipidic fraction.
The spectra display intense derivative bands at 2920 and 2850 [cm.sup.-1], derivative-like bands at about 1740 and 1460 [cm.sup.-1] ascribable to the lipidic binder, and a signal at 1320 [cm.sup.-1] associated to calcium oxalate [19].
Biochemical data obtained in the present study showed that gestational diabetic women were hyperglycemic, hyperinsulinemic with HbA1C, and lipidic with levels higher than those of control mothers.