glycolipid


glycolipid
A lipid with one or more covalently attached sugars.

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gly·co·lip·id .glī-kō-'lip-əd n a lipid (as a ganglioside or a cerebroside) that contains a carbohydrate radical

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n.
a lipid containing a sugar molecule (usually galactose or glucose). The cerebroside are examples of glycolipids.

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gly·co·lip·id (gli″ko-lipґid) a lipid containing carbohydrate groups, usually galactose but also glucose, inositol, or others. While it can describe those lipids derived from either glycerol or sphingosine, with or without phosphate groups, the term is used almost exclusively to denote the sphingosine derivatives lacking phosphate groups (glycosphingolipids).

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