[ suh-ree-bruh-sahyd, ser-uh- ]

  1. any of a class of glycolipids, found in brain tissue and the medullary sheaths of nerves, that, upon hydrolysis, yield sphingosine, galactose or certain other sugars, and a fatty acid.

Origin of cerebroside

First recorded in 1880–85; cerebr- + -ose2 + -ide

Words Nearby cerebroside

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How to use cerebroside in a sentence

  • However, cerebin, a cerebroside peculiar to the thinking structure of the brain, is opaque to them.

    Skylark Three | Edward Elmer Smith

British Dictionary definitions for cerebroside


/ (ˈsɛrɪbrəʊˌsaɪd) /

  1. biochem any glycolipid in which N -acyl sphingosine is combined with glucose or galactose: occurs in the myelin sheaths of nerves

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