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