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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: alk-en′il gli′sĕr-ō-fos-fō-lip′id


A phosphatidate in which at least one of the radicals attached to the glycerol is an alk-1-enyl rather than the usual acyl radical; is derived from an aldehyde rather than an acid, hence the older trivial names phosphatidal and acetal phosphatid(at)e.

Synonym(s): plasmenic acid

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