Meaning of ganglioside

gan•gli•o•side

Pronunciation: (gang'glē-u-sīd"), [key]
— n. Biochem.
  1. any of a class of glycolipids, found chiefly in nerve ganglia, that upon hydrolysis yield sphingosine, neuraminic acid, a fatty acid, and a monosaccharide.
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