lipopolysaccharide


lipopolysaccharide

lipopolysaccharide [lahyp-oh-pol-ee-sak-uh-rahyd, -rid, lahy-poh-] Word Origin noun Biochemistry.

  1. any of a class of polysaccharides to which lipids are attached.

Origin of lipopolysaccharide First recorded in 1950–55; lipo-1 + polysaccharide lipopolysaccharide in Medicine lipopolysaccharide [lĭp′ō-pŏl′ē-săk′ə-rīd′, lī′pō-] n.

  1. Any of a group of polysaccharides in which a lipid constitutes a portion of the molecule.

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