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Collective designation for various diseases characterized by abnormal sphingolipid metabolism (for example, gangliosidosis, Gaucher disease, Niemann-Pick disease).
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sphin·go·lip·i·do·sis, sphingolipodystrophy, pl. sphingolipidoses (sfinggō-lipi-dōsis, -ō-distrŏ-fē, -i-dōsēz)
Collective designation for a variety of diseases characterized by abnormal sphingolipid metabolism, e.g., gangliosidosis, Gaucher disease, Niemann-Pick disease.
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sphingolipodystrophy(sfĭng″gō-lĭp″ō-dĭs′trō-fē) [″ + dys, bad, + trophe, nutrition]
A group of diseases caused by defective sphingolipid metabolism.
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