glycerophospholipid etymology

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

Detailed word origin of glycerophospholipid

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
calcium English (eng) (countable) An atom of this element.. A chemical element, atomic number 20, that is an alkaline earth metal and occurs naturally as carbonate in limestone and as silicate in many rocks.
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.
glycerophospholipid English (eng) (organic chemistry) Any phospholipid based on glycerol.

Words with the same origin as glycerophospholipid

Descendants of calcium
calcein calcrete calcurmolite calflagin calphobindin niocalite pedocal
Descendants of lipid
Descendants of glycero-
galactoglycerolipid glyceroglycolipid glyceroketone glycerolipid glyceroneogenesis glycerophosphoglucose glycerophosphoric glycerophosphoric acid glycerophosphorylation glycerophosphorylcholine glycoglycerolipid