Definition of phosphatide in English:

phosphatide

noun

Biochemistry
  • Any of a class of compounds which are fatty acid esters of glycerol phosphate with a nitrogen base linked to the phosphate group.

    • ‘Her dissertation was on the chemistry of unsaturated phosphatides and was published by The Waverly Press in 1922.’
    • ‘In addition to the phosphatides, our lecithin is rich in the essential fatty acids.’

Pronunciation:

phosphatide

/ˈfɒsfətʌɪd/