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lipopolysaccharide

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

First recorded in 1950–55; lipo-1 + polysaccharide
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lipopolysaccharide

(lĭp′ō-pŏl′ē-săkə-rīd′, lī′pō-)
n.
  1. Any of a group of polysaccharides in which a lipid constitutes a portion of the molecule.
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