<chemistry> Pertaining to, or derived from, fat. The word was formerly used specifically to designate a supposed acid obtained by the oxidation of oleic acid, tallow, wax, etc.

Origin: Gr. Fat.

(01 Mar 1998)

lipase, lipase test, lip bumper, lipectomy < Prev | Next > lipid, lipid A, lipid A 4'-phosphatase

Bookmark with: icon icon icon icon iconword visualiser Go and visit our forums Community Forums