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Medical Term:

lipopolysaccharide

Pronunciation: lip'o-pol'e-sak'a-rid

Definition:

  1. A compound or complex of lipid and carbohydrate.
  2. The lipopolysaccharide (endotoxin) released from the cell walls of gram-negative organisms that produces septic shock.
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