lipopolysaccharide

noun
li·​po·​poly·​sac·​cha·​ride | \ ˌlī-pō-ˌpä-li-ˈsa-kə-ˌrīd How to pronounce lipopolysaccharide (audio) , ˌli- \

Definition of lipopolysaccharide

: a large molecule consisting of lipids and sugars joined by chemical bonds

Examples of lipopolysaccharide in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Among the probable mechanisms is that poor diet alters the composition of the intestinal microbiome, encouraging the production of microbial toxins, including lipopolysaccharide (LPS). Tammy Worth, Scientific American, 24 June 2021 As expected, during the first six hours, the bats with lipopolysaccharide running through their veins moved less than the placebo recipients. Popular Science, 30 Oct. 2020 Like animals — from insects to mammals — people react very strongly to this substance, lipopolysaccharide. Ben Guarino, Washington Post, 2 Jan. 2018 Those that do not look roundish. The team report that more than 80% of the macrophages treated with lipopolysaccharide and then saline grew long pseudopods. The Economist, 14 Sep. 2017 Like animals - from insects to mammals - people react very strongly to this substance, lipopolysaccharide. The Washington Post, NOLA.com, 3 Jan. 2018 The researchers worked with mouse immune cells that had been treated either with lipopolysaccharide, a bacterial compound that reliably triggers an aggressive immune response, or with inoffensive saline solution and left as controls. The Economist, 14 Sep. 2017 But when the cells were dosed with both the agitating lipopolysaccharide and then with Dr Ebara’s polymer, less than 20% ended up in pro-inflammation mode. The Economist, 14 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of lipopolysaccharide

1950, in the meaning defined above

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“Lipopolysaccharide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lipopolysaccharide. Accessed 7 Dec. 2021.

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lipopolysaccharide

noun
li·​po·​poly·​sac·​cha·​ride | \ ˌlip-ō-ˌpäl-i-ˈsak-ə-ˌrīd How to pronounce lipopolysaccharide (audio) , ˌlī-pō- How to pronounce lipopolysaccharide (audio) \

Medical Definition of lipopolysaccharide

: a large molecule consisting of lipids and sugars joined by chemical bonds abbreviation LPS

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