glycerolipid etymology

English word glycerolipid comes from English lipid, English glycero- ((organic chemistry) Derived from glycerol.)

Detailed word origin of glycerolipid

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
lipid English (eng) (organic compound) any of a group of organic compounds including the fats, oils, waxes, sterols, and triglycerides. Lipids are characterized by being insoluble in water, and account for most of the fat present in the human body. They are, however, soluble in nonpolar organic solvents.
glycero- English (eng) (organic chemistry) Derived from glycerol.
glycerolipid English (eng) (organic chemistry) Any lipid based on glycerol.

Words with the same origin as glycerolipid

Descendants of lipid
Descendants of glycero-
galactoglycerolipid glyceroglycolipid glyceroketone glyceroneogenesis glycerophosphoglucose glycerophospholipid glycerophosphoric glycerophosphoric acid glycerophosphorylation glycerophosphorylcholine glycoglycerolipid