[gang-glee-uh-sahyd] /ˈgæŋ gli əˌsaɪd/

noun, Biochemistry.
any of a class of glycolipids, found chiefly in nerve ganglia, that upon hydrolysis yield sphingosine, neuraminic acid, a fatty acid, and a monosaccharide.

ganglioside gan·gli·o·side (gāng’glē-ə-sīd’)
Any of a group of glycosphingolipids chemically similar to the cerebrosides, found principally in the surface membrane of nerve cells and in the spleen.


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