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the most prevalent of the steroid compounds; needed for cellular membranes, the synthesis of vitamin D, hormones, and bile salts
saturated fatty acids
fatty acids that have no double bonds, they have higher melting points than unsaturated lipids, and are usually solid at room temperature
a family of compounds that is nonpolar in nature and not soluble in water, includes fatty acids, prostaglandins, waxes, triacylglycerols, glycerophospholipids, and steroids
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