ganglioside


ganglioside

noun Biochemistry.

  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.

n.

  1. Any of a group of glycosphingolipids chemically similar to the cerebrosides, found principally in the surface membrane of nerve cells and in the spleen.

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