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 sphingolipidoses (audio) \

Definition of sphingolipidosis

: any of various usually hereditary disorders (such as Gaucher disease and Tay-Sachs disease) characterized by abnormal metabolism and storage of sphingolipids

First Known Use of sphingolipidosis

1962, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sphingolipidosis

sphingolipid + -osis

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The first known use of sphingolipidosis was in 1962

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27 Apr 2020

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“Sphingolipidosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sphingolipidosis. Accessed 27 May. 2020.

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sphingolipidosis

noun
sphin·​go·​lip·​i·​do·​sis | \ -ˌlip-ə-ˈdō-səs How to pronounce sphingolipidosis (audio) \
plural sphingolipidoses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce sphingolipidoses (audio) \

Medical Definition of sphingolipidosis

: 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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