Coined : in 1923 by G. Bertrand from Anc Greek λίπος/lipos
(=fat, grease) from verb λείβω/livo (=grease)
Definition : organic compound insoluble in water but soluble in organic solvents which involve fats , oils, waxes, sterols cholesterol and triglycerides. Lipids are essential structural component of living cells, helping to energy storage and to cell signalling.
Runon derivatives :
lipase, lipectomy, lipedema, lipemia,. lipidemia, lipidosis, lipoarthritis, lipoatrophy, lipoblast, lipochondroma, lipochrome, lipocyte, lipodystrophia, lipodystrophy, lipofibroma, lipofuscin, lipogenesis, lipogranuloma, lipoidosis, lipolysis, lipoma, lipomatosis, lipomeningocele, lipomyoma, lipomyxoma, lipopenia, lipophage, lipophilia, lipoprotein, liposarcoma, lipotropic,