lipopolysaccharide

lipopolysaccharide

[lahyp-oh-pol-ee-sak-uh-rahyd, -rid, lahy-poh-]
noun Biochemistry.
any of a class of polysaccharides to which lipids are attached.

Origin:
1950–55; lipo-1 + polysaccharide

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lipopolysaccharide lip·o·pol·y·sac·cha·ride (lĭp'ō-pŏl'ē-sāk'ə-rīd', lī'pō-)
n.
Any of a group of polysaccharides in which a lipid constitutes a portion of the molecule.

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