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I'm struggling to understand why lipids are not considered polymers—if the fatty acid part of lipids consist of repeating units, wouldn't lipids be polymers?


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  • $\begingroup$ As @Nicolai pointed out, this question has been asked and answered before. But as I probably commented before, the term polymer is used by chemists, rather than biochemists, and modern biology is not concerned with terminology and classification. You would do better to learn about the synthesis and metabolism of lipids than worrying about their chemical classification. $\endgroup$ – David Feb 18 at 10:44

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