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glycobiology

Syllabification: gly·co·bi·ol·o·gy
Pronunciation: /ˌɡlīkōbīˈäləjē
 
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Definition of glycobiology in English:

noun

1The scientific study of carbohydrates and their role in biology.
Example sentences
  • Reflecting the desire of the scientific community to push glycobiology forward, the National Institute of General Medical Sciences last fall committed $34 million over 5 years to certain areas of carbohydrate research.
  • The institution is engaged in the research of reproductive and reception biochemistry, protein and bioorganic chemistry, glycobiology, gene regulation, structural biology, and molecular biophysics.
  • From its early days of analysing glycoproteins, Oxford GlycoSciences has matured into a respected drug discovery and development company using its expertise in proteomics, glycobiology and glycochemistry.
1.1Glycobiology limited to the study of sugars.
Example sentences
  • As erythropoietin and heparin attest, the study of sugars, a field known as glycobiology, can be big business.

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