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Medical Term:

lysophosphatidic acid

Pronunciation: li'so-fos'fa-tid'ik as'id

Definition: A phosphatidic acid in which only one of the two hydroxyl groups of the glycerophosphate is esterified; most commonly, when carbon-1 of the glycerol moiety is esterified (1-acylglycerol-3-phosphate).

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