glycolipid

noun

gly·​co·​lip·​id ˌglī-kō-ˈli-pəd How to pronounce glycolipid (audio)
: 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 This rich yet lightweight cream is chock full of ceramides, hyaluronic acid, arginine and glycolipids to provide hydration that lasts, even for the thirstiest complexions. Celia Shatzman, Forbes, 30 Nov. 2023 This budget-friendly moisturizer is designed for morning and nighttime use and provides the complexion with thirst-quenching hydration, thanks to ingredients such as fatty acids, amino acids, glycolipids, and more. Jessie Quinn, Peoplemag, 20 July 2023 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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Word History

First Known Use

1936, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of glycolipid was in 1936

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“Glycolipid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/glycolipid. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

glycolipid

noun
gly·​co·​lip·​id ˌglī-kō-ˈlip-əd How to pronounce glycolipid (audio)
: a lipid (as a ganglioside or a cerebroside) that contains a carbohydrate radical

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