Definition of lipopolysaccharide in English:

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lipopolysaccharide

Pronunciation: /ˌlɪpəʊpɒlɪˈsakərʌɪd/
/ˌlʌɪpəʊpɒlɪˈsakərʌɪd/

noun

Biochemistry
A complex molecule containing both lipid and polysaccharide parts.
Example sentences
  • This ability, as well as the adhesion to mineral surfaces, has been reported to be mediated by the presence of lipopolysaccharides, the main constituent of the outer bacterial membrane.
  • Even in the case of microbial antigens not found in vertebrates such as lipopolysaccharides, it should be noted that peptide epitopes can mimic bacterial carbohydrates and DNA.
  • Other microbial products and components, such as peptides, enzymes, [beta] D-glucans, and lipopolysaccharides, may have significant biological effects.
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