Meaning of glycolipid

gly•co•lip•id

Pronunciation: (glī"ku-lip'id), [key]
— n. Biochem.
  1. any of a class of lipids, comprising the cerebrosides and gangliosides, that upon hydrolysis yield galactose or a similar sugar, a fatty acid, and sphingosine or dihydrosphingosine.
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