[sfing-goh-mahy-uh-lin] /ˌsfɪŋ goʊˈmaɪ ə lɪn/
any of the class of phospholipids occurring chiefly in the brain and spinal cord, composed of phosphoric acid, choline, sphingosine, and a fatty acid.
(biochem) any of a group of phospholipids, derived from sphingosine, that occur in biological membranes, being especially abundant in the brain
sphingomyelin sphin·go·my·e·lin (sfĭng’gō-mī’ə-lĭn)
Any of a group of phospholipids that are found especially in nerve tissue and yield sphingosine, choline, a fatty acid, and phosphoric acid upon hydrolysis.
- Sphingomyelin lipidosis
sphingomyelin lipidosis n. See Niemann-Pick disease.
- Sphingomyelin phosphodiesterase
sphingomyelin phosphodiesterase n. An enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of sphingomyelin to ceramide and phosphocholine.
noun, Biochemistry. 1. a basic unsaturated amino alcohol, C 1 8 H 3 3 (OH) 2 NH 2 , produced by the hydrolysis of sphingomyelin or gangliosides. noun 1. (biochem) a long-chain compound occurring in sphingomyelins and cerebrosides, and from which it can be released by hydrolysis. Formula: CH3(CH2)12CH:CHCH(OH)CH(NH2)CH2OH sphingosine sphin·go·sine (sfĭng’gə-sēn’) n. A basic, […]
noun, plural sphinxes, sphinges [sfin-jeez] /ˈsfɪn dʒiz/ (Show IPA) 1. a figure of an imaginary creature having the head of a man or an animal and the body of a lion. (usually initial capital letter) the colossal recumbent stone figure of this kind near the pyramids of Giza. 2. (initial capital letter) Classical Mythology. a […]