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 […]
- 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.