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Definition: 'Glucosylceramide'

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glucosylceramide

Type: Term

Pronunciation: glū′kō-sil-ser′ă-mīd

Definitions:
1. A neutral glycolipid containing equimolar amounts of fatty acid, glucose, and sphingosine (or a derivative thereof); accumulates in people with Gaucher disease.

Synonyms: glucocerebroside



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