Definition of glycobiology in US English:

glycobiology

noun

  • 1The scientific study of carbohydrates and their role in biology.

    • ‘‘This is the first time that a glycoprotein has been shown to behave like an antibiotic,’ says Dr. Minoru Fukuda, who has devoted 20 years of his research career to the study of glycobiology and cancer.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘To Dwek, who coined the term glycobiology more than a decade ago, the increasing scientific and medical interest in the field is welcome.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘He also confirmed what he said in his deposition in the US proceedings, namely that ‘any person of ordinary skill in the art of glycobiology in 1984 would understand [the information in the deleted matter] to be grossly inaccurate’.’
    • ‘The institution is engaged in the research of reproductive and reception biochemistry, protein and bioorganic chemistry, glycobiology, gene regulation, structural biology, and molecular biophysics.’
    1. 1.1 Glycobiology limited to the study of sugars.
      • ‘As erythropoietin and heparin attest, the study of sugars, a field known as glycobiology, can be big business.’

Pronunciation

glycobiology

/ˌɡlīkōbīˈäləjē/