Skip to definition.
Get the FREE one-click dictionary software for Windows or the iPhone/iPad and Android apps

Noun: lipid  li-pid
  1. An oily organic compound insoluble in water but soluble in organic solvents; essential structural component of living cells (along with proteins and carbohydrates)
    - lipide, lipoid

Derived forms: lipids

Type of: macromolecule, supermolecule

Encyclopedia: Lipid