Sphingolipid meaning

sfĭnggə-lĭpĭd, -līpĭd
Any of a group of lipids, such as ceramide, that yield sphingosine or its derivatives upon hydrolysis.
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Any of a group of lipids, such as the ceramides, that yield sphingosine or its derivatives upon hydrolysis. They are major components of cell membranes and play a role in signaling and regulatory functions.
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Origin of sphingolipid

  • sphingo(sine) lipid

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