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phosphatidic acid

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

Definition: a derivative of glycerophosphoric acid in which the two remaining hydroxyl groups of the glycerol are esterified with fatty acids; phosphatidic acids attached to choline are phosphatidylcholines (lecithins).

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