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Phospholipid vs. Glycolipid

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  • Phospholipid (noun)

    Any lipid, such as lecithin or cephalin, consisting of a diglyceride combined with a phosphate group and a simple organic molecule such as choline or ethanolamine; they are important constituents of biological membranes.

  • Glycolipid (noun)

    An association of a carbohydrate and a phospholipid, such as phosphatidylinositol, found in cell membranes

  • Glycolipid (noun)

    A similar compound lacking a phosphate group

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