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Medical Term:

glycosphingolipid

Pronunciation: gli'ko-sfing'go-lip'id

Definition: A ceramide linked to one or more sugars through the terminal OH group; included as glycosphingolipids are cerebrosides, gangliosides, and ceramide oligosaccharides (oligoglycosylceramides). The prefix glyc- may be replaced by gluc-, galact-, lact-, etc.

Synonym(s): ceramide saccharide

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