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Medical Term:

sphingolipidosis

Pronunciation: sfing'go-lip'i-do'sis

Definition: Collective designation for various diseases characterized by abnormal sphingolipid metabolism (gangliosidosis, Gaucher disease, Niemann-Pick disease).

Synonym(s): sphingolipodystrophy

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