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Glycerides

Glycerides and waxes are lipids with have an ester as the major functional group and include: waxes, triglycerides, and phospholipids.

Thumbnail: An example of a phosphatidylcholine, a type of phospholipid in lecithin. Red - choline and phosphate group; Black - glycerol; Green - unsaturated fatty acid; Blue - saturated fatty acid. Image used with permission (Public Domain; ).