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glycolipid

[glahy-kuh-lip-id] /ˌglaɪ kəˈlɪp ɪd/
noun, Biochemistry
1.
any of a class of lipids, comprising the cerebrosides and gangliosides, that upon hydrolysis yield galactose or a similar sugar, a fatty acid, and sphingosine or dihydrosphingosine.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40; glyco- + lipid
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British Dictionary definitions for glycolipid

glycolipid

/ˌɡlaɪkəʊˈlɪpɪd/
noun
1.
any of a group of lipids containing a carbohydrate group, commonly glucose or galactose
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glycolipid in Medicine

glycolipid gly·co·lip·id (glī'kə-lĭp'ĭd)
n.
A lipid, such as a cerebroside, that contains carbohydrate groups.

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Encyclopedia Article for glycolipid

any member of a group of fat-soluble substances particularly abundant in tissues of the nervous system of animals. They are members of the class of sphingolipids (q.v.), but differ from the simpler members of that class in that their molecules contain a monosaccharide or disaccharide moiety

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