Definition of lipopolysaccharide in English:

lipopolysaccharide

noun

Biochemistry
  • A complex molecule containing both lipid and polysaccharide parts.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The lipopolysaccharide found in tea can improve the body's blood making function and combat the danger of radiation from the computer.’
    • ‘It fools our immune system by changing the structure of the lipopolysaccharides and it totally changes the antigens on the cell surface.’
    • ‘Other microbial products and components, such as peptides, enzymes, [beta] D-glucans, and lipopolysaccharides, may have significant biological effects.’
    • ‘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.’

Pronunciation

lipopolysaccharide

/ˌlɪpəʊpɒlɪˈsakərʌɪd//ˌlʌɪpəʊpɒlɪˈsakərʌɪd/