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lipopolysaccharide

 [lip″o-pol″e-sak´ah-rīd]
1. a molecule in which lipids and polysaccharides are linked.
2. a major component of the cell wall of gram-negative bacteria; lipopolysaccharides are endotoxins and important antigens.

lip·o·pol·y·sac·cha·ride (LPS),

(lip'ō-pol'ē-sak'ă-rīd),
1. A compound or complex of lipid and carbohydrate.
2. The lipopolysaccharide (endotoxin) released from the cell walls of gram-negative organisms that produces septic shock.

lipopolysaccharide

/lipo·poly·sac·cha·ride/ (-pol″e-sak´ah-rīd)
1. a molecule in which lipids and polysaccharides are linked.
2. a major component of the cell wall of gram-negative bacteria; lipopolysaccharides are endotoxins and important antigens.

lipopolysaccharide

(lĭp′ō-pŏl′ē-săk′ə-rīd′, lī′pō-)
n.
Any of a group of polysaccharides in which a lipid constitutes a portion of the molecule, found in the outer cell wall of gram-negative bacteria.

lip·o·pol·y·sac·cha·ride

(lip'ō-pol'ē-sak'ă-rīd)
A compound or complex of lipid and carbohydrate; the lipopolysaccharide (endotoxin) that is released from the cell walls of gram-negative organisms that produces septic shock.

lipopolysaccharide

a molecule in which lipids and polysaccharides are linked. See also endotoxin.