OBO ID: GO:0016042
Term Name: lipid catabolic process Search Ontology:
Synonyms:
  • lipid breakdown
  • lipid catabolism
  • lipid degradation
  • lipolysis
  • multicellular organism lipid catabolic process
  • multicellular organismal lipid catabolic process
Definition: The chemical reactions and pathways resulting in the breakdown of lipids, compounds soluble in an organic solvent but not, or sparingly, in an aqueous solvent.
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Ontology: GO: Biological Process   QuickGO   AmiGO
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