a basic unsaturated amino alcohol, C 1 8 H 3 3 (OH) 2 NH 2 , produced by the hydrolysis of sphingomyelin or gangliosides.
(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’)
A basic, long-chain, unsaturated amino alcohol, found combined with lipids in the brain and in nerve tissue.
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
[sfruh-jis-tiks] /sfrəˈdʒɪs tɪks/ noun, (used with a singular verb) 1. the scientific study of seals or signet rings. sphragistics /sfrəˈdʒɪstɪks/ noun 1. (functioning as sing) the study of seals and signet rings