[ lahyp-oh-pol-ee-sak-uh-rahyd, -rid, lahy-poh- ]
/ ˈlaɪp oʊˌpɒl iˈsæk əˌraɪd, -rɪd, ˈlaɪ poʊ- /

noun Biochemistry.

any of a class of polysaccharides to which lipids are attached.

Origin of lipopolysaccharide

First recorded in 1950–55; lipo-1 + polysaccharide Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for lipopolysaccharide


[ lĭp′ō-pŏl′ē-săkə-rīd′, lī′pō- ]


Any of a group of polysaccharides in which a lipid constitutes a portion of the molecule.
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