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glycolipid

[glahy-kuh-lip-id]
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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 of glycolipid

First recorded in 1935–40; glyco- + lipid
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British Dictionary definitions for glycolipid

glycolipid

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

glycolipid

(glī′kə-lĭpĭd)
n.
  1. A lipid, such as a cerebroside, that contains carbohydrate groups.
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