Hydrophobic

Science / Biology / Hydrophobic: Water-fearing.Term applied to nonpolar molecules that cannot bond with water.

Lipid

Science / Chemistry / Lipid: A diverse group of organic molecules that contain long hydrocarbon chains or rings and are hydrophobic. Examples are fats, oils, waxes, and steroids. MORE

Phospholipid Bilayer

Science / Chemistry / Phospholipid Bilayer: In an aqueous environment phospholipids can form a two-layered 'sandwich' with the hydrophobic lipid tails on the inside and the hydrophilic phosphate heads facing outward. These bilayers are the esse MORE

Phospholipids

Science / Biology / Phospholipids: Asymmetrical lipid molecules with a hydrophilic head and a hydrophobic tail. Lipids with a phosphate group in place of one of the three fatty acid chains. Phospholipids are the building blocks of cell MORE

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