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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: fos'fa-ti'dil-glis'er-ol

Definition: A phosphatidic acid in which a second glycerol molecule replaces the usual choline, or ethanolamine or serine; a constituent in human amniotic fluid that denotes fetal lung maturity when present in the last trimester of pregnancy.

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