glycolipid

noun
gly·​co·​lip·​id | \ ˌglī-kō-ˈli-pəd How to pronounce glycolipid (audio) \

Definition of glycolipid

: a lipid (such as a ganglioside or a cerebroside) that contains a carbohydrate radical

Examples of glycolipid in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Besides vitamins and nutrients, spinach is filled with nitrates and glycolipids, which may reduce inflammation. Jaclyn London, Ms, Rd, Cdn, Good Housekeeping, 22 Mar. 2018 Here’s what else this veggie can do: Help your heart: The glycolipids in spinach promote the body’s production of nitric oxide (NO), which helps dilate blood vessels and reduce atherosclerosis. Jaclyn London, Ms, Rd, Cdn, Good Housekeeping, 22 Mar. 2018

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1936, in the meaning defined above

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“Glycolipid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/glycolipid. Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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glycolipid

noun
gly·​co·​lip·​id | \ ˌglī-kō-ˈlip-əd How to pronounce glycolipid (audio) \

Medical Definition of glycolipid

: a lipid (as a ganglioside or a cerebroside) that contains a carbohydrate radical

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