Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.


Any of various phosphorus-containing lipids, such as lecithin and cephalin, that are composed mainly of fatty acids, a phosphate group, and a simple organic molecule. Also called phosphatide.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.


(Elements & Compounds) any of a group of compounds composed of fatty acids, phosphoric acid, and a nitrogenous base: important constituents of all membranes. Also called: phosphatide
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014


(ˌfɒs foʊˈlɪp ɪd)

any of a group of fatty compounds, composed of phosphoric esters, present in living cells.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.phospholipid - any of various compounds composed of fatty acids and phosphoric acid and a nitrogenous base; an important constituent of membranes
tissue layer, membrane - a pliable sheet of tissue that covers or lines or connects the organs or cells of animals or plants
lecithin - a yellow phospholipid essential for the metabolism of fats; found in egg yolk and in many plant and animal cells; used commercially as an emulsifier
lipid, lipide, lipoid - an oily organic compound insoluble in water but soluble in organic solvents; essential structural component of living cells (along with proteins and carbohydrates)
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
('Acasti or the 'Company') (NASDAQ: ACST - TSX-V: ACST), a biopharmaceutical innovator focused on the research, development and commercialization of its prescription drug candidate CaPre (omega-3 phospholipid) for the treatment of severe hypertriglyceridemia (HTG), today announced that the Company will be participating on a panel during the 2019 BTIG Biotechnology Conference being held on Monday, August 12th, at the St.
For the past few years, not only the amount of intramuscular phospholipids, but also the composition of phospholipid fatty acids was widely concerned.
In some cases, the formation of phosphatidic acid was higher than the glyceryl ether phospholipid. In other mixtures, the transphosphatidylation reaction was almost negligible.
The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted rare paediatric disease designation to United States-based Cellectar Biosciences for its phospholipid drug conjugate product candidate CLR 131, intended to treat rare paediatric cancer, osteosarcoma, it was reported yesterday.
The collaboration will focus on the development of novel phospholipid drug conjugates utilizing Orano Med's unique alpha emitter, lead-212, conjugated to Cellectar's phospholipid ether.
A PT reagent consists of CaCl2 plus tissue factor protein and a phospholipid mixture, which together function as thromboplastin to activate factor VII and the extrinsic coagulation pathway.
MFGM in formula milk is from cow's milk-the only phospholipid source with similar PL profile to human milk, Andersen said.
Membrane phospholipid bilayers are extensively used as model membranes for investigating the biological processes that occur at the cellular level [1].
As the research has shown, in the phospholipid structure of erythrocyte membranes in the surveyed patients, in comparison with the control group, expressed changes are observed (Table 1).
Valensa International has introduced ovo-vegetarian Deep Ocean Caviar, an omega-3 phospholipid formulation that contains no fish oil.
Furthermore, the study suggested that the skin barrier protein filaggrin can inhibit the modified phospholipid activity and decrease the skin inflammation caused by allergen exposure in atopic dermatitis; however, individuals with atopic dermatitis are more likely to have defective filaggrin.