diol lipid

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Any of various neutral lipids that are fatty‐acid esters of dihydroxy alcohols (i.e. are not glycerides). They ccur in small amounts in seed oils; e.g. 1‐palmitoleoyl‐2‐trans‐vaccenoyl‐erythro‐butane‐2,3‐diol, which is found in seeds of Coix lachrima.


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