[fos-fuh-tahyd, -tid] /ˈfɒs fəˌtaɪd, -tɪd/

noun, Biochemistry.
another name for phospholipid

phosphatide phos·pha·tide (fŏs’fə-tīd’)
See phospholipid.


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