1. phospholipid

noun. any of various compounds composed of fatty acids and phosphoric acid and a nitrogenous base; an important constituent of membranes.


  • tissue layer
  • lecithin
  • lipoid
  • lipide
  • lipid

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Sentences with phospholipid

1. Adjective
The carbohydrate part consists of mostly the milk sugar lactose, and the main fat is phospholipid.

2. Noun, singular or mass
You might therefore think of a whole phospholipid molecule as "squid-like," with the phosphate part serving as the head and body and the lipid as a pair of tentacles.