glycolipid

[ glahy-kuh-lip-id ]
/ ˌglaɪ kəˈlɪp ɪd /

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.

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Origin of glycolipid

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

glycolipid
/ (ˌɡlaɪkəʊˈlɪpɪd) /

noun

any of a group of lipids containing a carbohydrate group, commonly glucose or galactose
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Medical definitions for glycolipid

glycolipid
[ glī′kə-lĭpĭd ]

n.

A lipid, such as a cerebroside, that contains carbohydrate groups.
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