Lipopolysaccharide definition

lĭpō-pŏlē-săkə-rīd, līpō-
Any of a group of polysaccharides in which a lipid constitutes a portion of the molecule.
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(biochem.) A large molecule that contains a polysaccharide and a lipid, found especially in cell membranes.
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Any of a group of polysaccharides in which a lipid constitutes a portion of the molecule, found in the outer cell wall of gram-negative bacteria.
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(biochemistry) Any of a large class of lipids conjugated with polysaccharides.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
lipopolysaccharide
Plural:
lipopolysaccharides

Origin of lipopolysaccharide