Definition of phosphatidyl in English:

phosphatidyl

noun

Biochemistry
  • A radical derived from a phosphatidic acid by the loss of a hydrogen atom from the phosphate group. Usually attributive or a formative element in the names of esters (phospholipids) occurring in cell membranes, in which a radical formed by the loss of a hydroxyl group from the compound denoted by the second element is attached to the phosphate group, as "phosphatidylinositol", "phosphatidylserine", etc.

Origin

1940s. From phosphatide + -yl.

Pronunciation

phosphatidyl

/ˌfɒsfəˈtʌɪdʌɪl//ˌfɒsfəˈtʌɪdɪl//fɒsˈfatɪdʌɪl/