glycolipid etymology

English word glycolipid comes from English lipid, English glyco- (Glycogen. Sugars.)

Detailed word origin of glycolipid

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
lipid English (eng) (organic compound) any of a group of organic compounds including the fats, oils, waxes, sterols, and triglycerides. Lipids are characterized by being insoluble in water, and account for most of the fat present in the human body. They are, however, soluble in nonpolar organic solvents.
glyco- English (eng) Glycogen. Sugars.
glycolipid English (eng) (biochemistry) A similar compound lacking a phosphate group. (biochemistry) An association of a carbohydrate and a phospholipid, such as phosphatidylinositol, found in cell membranes.

Words with the same origin as glycolipid

Descendants of lipid
Descendants of glyco-
acanthaglycoside glyceroglycolipid glycoanalyst glycochemistry glycochenodeoxycholic acid glycocholate glycodendrimer glycoengineered glycoepitope glycohydrolase glycolipidosis glycome glycometabolism glycomolecule glycopeptide glycophyte glycoprofile glycoproteomics glycoregulatory glycosynapse glycovanillin glycoxidation sulfoglycolipid thioglycoside