ganglioside

noun
gan·​gli·​o·​side | \ ˈgaŋ-glē-ə-ˌsīd How to pronounce ganglioside (audio) \

Definition of ganglioside

: 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

Examples of ganglioside in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web A mutation in the GLB1 gene causes the disease by not producing an enzyme that breaks down a substance known as GM1 ganglioside, which eventually reaches toxic levels. Damin Esper, The Mercury News, "Albany parent honored for medical research advocacy," 6 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of ganglioside

1943, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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

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“Ganglioside.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ganglioside. Accessed 21 November 2019.

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ganglioside

noun
gan·​gli·​o·​side | \ ˈgaŋ-glē-ə-ˌsīd How to pronounce ganglioside (audio) \

Medical Definition of ganglioside

: 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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