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OBO ID: GO:0006629
Term Name: lipid metabolic process Search Ontology:
Synonyms:
  • lipid metabolism
Definition: The chemical reactions and pathways involving lipids, compounds soluble in an organic solvent but not, or sparingly, in an aqueous solvent. Includes fatty acids; neutral fats, other fatty-acid esters, and soaps; long-chain (fatty) alcohols and waxes; sphingoids and other long-chain bases; glycolipids, phospholipids and sphingolipids; and carotenes, polyprenols, sterols, terpenes and other isoprenoids.
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Ontology: GO: Biological Process   QuickGO   AmiGO
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