Ganglioside definition

găngglē-ə-sīd
Any of a group of galactose-containing cerebrosides found in the surface membranes of nerve cells.
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Any of a group of complex lipids found mainly on the membranes of nervous tissue and in the liver, spleen, and kidney.
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Any of a group of galactose-containing cerebrosides found in the surface membranes of nerve cells.
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(biochemistry) Any of several galactocerebrosides found in the surface membranes of nerve cells.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
ganglioside
Plural:
gangliosides

Origin of ganglioside

  • gangli(on) –os(e) –ide

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition