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1. Lipid (plural: lipids)
A fatty , waxy or oily compound that is characteristically insoluble in water but readily soluble in organic solvents. Lipids contain carbon, hydrogen and oxygen, but have far less oxygen proportionally than carbohydrate s.

2. Lipid bilayer
A double-layer of amphipathic lipid molecules arranged with their nonpolar hydrocarbon tails facing inward. These bilayers can spontaneously form under certain conditions; the plasma membranes of animal cells are formed mainly from phospholipid (phosphate-containing lipids) bilayers.

3. Lipids
One of the four classes of organic macromolecules . Lipids function in the long-term storage of biochemical energy , insulation, structure and control. Examples of lipids include the fats, waxes, oils and steroids (e.g. testosterone, cholesterol).

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