sphincterotomy sphinc·ter·ot·o·my (sfĭngk’tə-rŏt’ə-mē)
Incision into a sphincter muscle.
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 […]
noun 1. hawk moth.
sphingolipid sphin·go·lip·id (sfĭng’gō-lĭp’ĭd, -lī’pĭd) n. Any of a group of lipids, such as sphingomyelins or cerebrosides, that yield sphingosine or its derivatives upon hydrolysis.
sphingolipidosis sphin·go·lip·i·do·sis (sfĭng’gō-lĭp’ĭ-dō’sĭs) n. Any of various diseases, such as gangliosidosis or Gaucher’s disease, characterized by abnormal sphingolipid metabolism. Also called sphingolipodystrophy.
[sfing-goh-mahy-uh-lin] /ˌsfɪŋ goʊˈmaɪ ə lɪn/ noun, Biochemistry. 1. any of the class of phospholipids occurring chiefly in the brain and spinal cord, composed of phosphoric acid, choline, sphingosine, and a fatty acid. sphingomyelin /ˌsfɪŋɡəʊˈmaɪəlɪn/ noun 1. (biochem) any of a group of phospholipids, derived from sphingosine, that occur in biological membranes, being especially abundant in […]