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 […]
adjective 1. like the Sphinx; enigmatic or inscrutable
noun 1. hawk moth. noun 1. (US & Canadian) another name for the hawk moth