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ganglioside

[gang-glee-uh-sahyd]
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noun Biochemistry.
  1. any of a class of glycolipids, found chiefly in nerve ganglia, that upon hydrolysis yield sphingosine, neuraminic acid, a fatty acid, and a monosaccharide.

Origin of ganglioside

First recorded in 1940–45; gangli(on) + -ose2 + -ide
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ganglioside in Medicine

ganglioside

(găngglē-ə-sīd′)
n.
  1. Any of a group of glycosphingolipids chemically similar to the cerebrosides, found principally in the surface membrane of nerve cells and in the spleen.
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