Definition of sphingo- in English:

sphingo-

Pronunciation: /ˈsfɪŋgəʊ/

combining form

  • Used in the names of various related compounds isolated from the brain and nervous tissue: sphingomyelin

Origin

from Greek Sphinx, Sphing- 'Sphinx', originally in sphingosine, with reference to the enigmatic nature of the compound.

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