ganglioside

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noun gan·gli·o·side \ˈgaŋ-glē-ə-ˌsīd\

Definition of ganglioside

  1. :  any of a group of glycolipids that yield a hexose sugar on hydrolysis and are found especially in the plasma membrane of cells of the gray matter

Origin and Etymology of ganglioside

borrowed from German Ganglioside, from Ganglion ganglion + -oside (in Glycoside glycoside); so called because such lipids were first isolated from ganglia in the brain


First Known Use: 1943


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ganglioside

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noun gan·gli·o·side \ˈgaŋ-glē-ə-ˌsīd\

Medical Definition of ganglioside

  1. :  any of a group of glycolipids that are found especially in the plasma membrane of cells of the gray matter and have sialic acid, hexoses, and hexosamines in the carbohydrate part and ceramide as the lipid


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