rhamnolipid etymology

English word rhamnolipid comes from English lipid, Translingual Rhamnus

Detailed word origin of rhamnolipid

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.
Rhamnus Translingual (mul) A taxonomic genus within the family Rhamnaceae – the buckthorns.
rhamnolipid English (eng) (biochemistry) Any of a class of glycolipid surfactants, produced by Pseudomonas aeruginosa and other species.

Words with the same origin as rhamnolipid

Descendants of lipid
Descendants of Rhamnus
rhamnose rhamnulose