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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of a group of lipids, such as ceramide, that yield sphingosine or its derivatives upon hydrolysis.

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  • noun biochemistry Any lipid, such as sphingomyelin, that is derived from sphingosine or one of its derivatives

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[sphingo(sine) + lipid.]

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