glycolipids

glycolipid

[glahy-kuh-lip-id]
noun Biochemistry.
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:
1935–40; glyco- + lipid

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glycolipid (ˌɡlaɪkəʊˈlɪpɪd)
 
n
any of a group of lipids containing a carbohydrate group, commonly glucose or galactose

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

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