[glahy-kuh-lip-id] /ˌglaɪ kəˈlɪp ɪd/

noun, Biochemistry.
any of a class of , comprising the cerebrosides and gangliosides, that upon hydrolysis yield galactose or a similar sugar, a fatty acid, and sphingosine or dihydrosphingosine.
any of a group of lipids containing a carbohydrate group, commonly glucose or galactose

glycolipid gly·co·lip·id (glī’kə-lĭp’ĭd)
A lipid, such as a cerebroside, that contains carbohydrate groups.


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