Literally meaning: “heart fat”
Origin: Anc Greek
cardio/καρδιά/cardia(=heart) > which derived according Meletios(7th-8th cen AD) probably from verb κραδαίνω/kradeno (=rattle, rock).
-lip- > λίπος/lipos(=fat, grease) >λίπος > verb λείβω/livo(=grease)
-in/ίνη(+ίνη/(-ine)= female suffix meaning “of “ or “ pertaining to
The term was derived because it was first isolated from beef heart
Cardiolipine is the basic component of mitochondrial membrane and bacteria membranes