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Medical Term:

phospholipid

Pronunciation: fos'fo-lip'id

Definition: A lipid containing phosphorus, thus including the lecithins and other phosphatidyl derivatives, sphingomyelin, and plasmalogens; the basic constituents of biomembranes.

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