sphingolipidosis

noun

sphin·​go·​lip·​i·​do·​sis ˌsfiŋ-gō-ˌli-pə-ˈdō-səs How to pronounce sphingolipidosis (audio)
plural sphingolipidoses ˌsfiŋ-gō-ˌli-pə-ˈdō-ˌsēz How to pronounce sphingolipidosis (audio)
: any of various usually hereditary disorders (such as Gaucher disease and Tay-Sachs disease) characterized by abnormal metabolism and storage of sphingolipids

Word History

Etymology

sphingolipid + -osis

First Known Use

1962, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sphingolipidosis was in 1962

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Cite this Entry

“Sphingolipidosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sphingolipidosis. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

Medical Definition

sphingolipidosis

noun
sphin·​go·​lip·​i·​do·​sis -ˌlip-ə-ˈdō-səs How to pronounce sphingolipidosis (audio)
plural sphingolipidoses -ˌsēz How to pronounce sphingolipidosis (audio)
: any of various usually hereditary disorders (as Gaucher's disease and Tay-Sachs disease) characterized by abnormal metabolism and storage of sphingolipids
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